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English Teaching Forum 2006, Volume 44, Number 3
Quilting, a traditional American craft, is the subject of the feature article in this issue. Other articles discuss error correction and feedback in EFL writing classes, using multimedia technology for teaching EFL, teaching large classes with few materials, and cooperative listening

Quilting, a traditional American craft, is the subject of the feature article in this issue. Other articles discuss error correction and feedback in EFL writing classes, using multimedia technology for teaching EFL, teaching large classes with few materials, and cooperative listening

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Error Correction and Feedback in the EFL Writing Classroom: Comparing Instructor and Student PreferencesExpand

This article discusses what EFL instructors and their students like and dislike about error correction and paper marking and discusses what this means for classroom teaching. The article lists the benefits and drawbacks of error correction for students’ writing and argues for the need to look at preferred methods for both teachers and students. It reports on a study of university EFL instructors and discusses these teachers’ beliefs regarding important aspects of writing and their preference for paper-marking techniques.

Author: Rula L. Diab
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Integrating Multimedia Technology in a High School EFL ProgramExpand

The author describes a Technologically Enhanced Language Learning program in Venezuela and how it helped improve high school EFL instruction. The author presents six challenges of teaching EFL and describes the context for the program. The author then provides a rationale for using multimedia in language teaching, based on theoretical frameworks. Following that, the author describes the English Learning Center, its materials, activities, and evaluation. The students’ perceptions of the center are also addressed.

Author: Carlos A. Mayora
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No Books and 150 Students? Expand

This article describes the author’s experiences coping with the challenges of teaching English in an Indonesian university, such as classroom conditions and large numbers of students at different proficiency levels. The author suggests five activities that are designed to involve students in learning with little dependence on materials and little movement. The author also describes three out-of-class activities. Appendices include materials for the activities and additional references.

Author: Kim Hughes Wilhelm
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Cooperative Listening as a Means to Promote Strategic Listening ComprehensionExpand

This article argues for the use of a cooperative listening technique and describes the steps involved in using this approach. The author describes a five-step procedure for teaching listening strategies, and then uses his own experience to show how this approach can help learners develop listening comprehension. The author also discusses his perspectives on potential issues of this cooperative listening approach.

Author: Patrisius Istiarto Djiwandono
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Quilting: An American CraftExpand

This is an introduction to an American craft: quilting. The passage introduces what quilting is and different types of quilts. It also talks about the meaning of quilts and how they are used in American society.

Author: Phyllis McIntosh
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Lesson Plan: Quilting with LanguageExpand

This lesson plan contains four activities based on the cultural content of quilts. It includes activities for teaching vocabulary and grammar, speaking, writing, and a dicto-comp activity (in which there is both dictation and composition).

Author: Kitty Johnson
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The Lighter Side Expand

This is a word game using animal names to fill in spaces in a quilt-patterned chart.

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