Grit can be described as a strength of character, or the personal quality of courage and resolve. In this article, the author explains how having “grit” is beneficial for language learners and gives detailed suggestions that teachers can follow to build grit in their students.
Teachers often take instruction-giving for granted, although it is a useful skill for all teachers. The author provides criteria for successful instruction-giving habits and gives suggestions that English language teachers can use to improve their instruction-giving in the classroom.
This guide is designed to enrich your reading of the articles in this issue. As an individual, you may choose to read each article on your own, taking notes or jotting down answers to the discussion questions here. Or you may use the guide to explore the articles with colleagues.
This article profiles the teaching context at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and describes how educator Santosh Kumar Mahapatra develops creative lessons to motivate his students to learn and achieve success both in and out of the classroom.
The title says it all. This article explains why songs and movement are effective components of English language classes for young learners and presents lyrics, suggested movements, and options for a number of songs.
This article carefully describes the technique of having learners create cartoons based on a reading passage to explore their understanding of the passage and to help teachers reflect on what the learners comprehended.
This article profiles the two teaching contexts in which Edgar Manaran has taught English by using creativity, dedication, and perseverance to overcome unique challenges and meet the needs of his students.
This is a step-by-step description of an activity that demonstrates how learners at all levels and of all ages can use percussion and percussion instruments to support their learning of English pronunciation.
This guide is designed to enrich your reading of the articles in this issue. You may choose to read them on your own, taking notes or jotting down answers to the discussion questions below. Or you may use the guide to explore the articles with colleagues.
This article profiles the teaching context at Gori State Teaching University and describes how Khatuna Kharkheli develops creative lessons to motivate her students to learn and achieve success both in and out of the classroom.
Debates remain popular in English language courses, and this activity gives students a low-stress opportunity to develop their speaking debating skills; seven debate themes, with suggested topics, are provided.
Enjoy these two puzzles related to the topic of debates. One puzzle gives "For" and "Against" statements with blanks that must be filled in. The second puzzle, available only online, is a crossword that features vocabulary commonly used in debates.
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