English Teaching Forum 2019, Volume 57, Number 3
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English Teaching Forum 2019, Volume 57, Number 3
Find activities to help learners explore and express culture —and much more.

Find activities to help learners explore and express culture … discover ideas for cooperative game-playing … read about an extended icebreaker and narrow reading—and much more.

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Exploring and Expressing Culture through Project-Based LearningExpand

This article presents authentic, collaborative activities that help students reflect on their own culture and explore other cultures to promote critical thinking and mutual understanding.

Author: Ramin Yazdanpanah
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Cooperative Game-Playing in the EFL ClassroomExpand

The author presents strategies for successful team-bonding games along with descriptions of games and suggestions for building a collaborative atmosphere before, during, and after the games.

Author: Pham Huynh Phu Quy
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Reader’s GuideExpand

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.

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Peer Feedback in Second-Language Writing Classes: “Dear My Friend … ”Expand

This article describes a highly adaptable approach to peer feedback that includes a meaningful communicative writing task and promotes positivity and mutual support.

Author: Özge Yol
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Using Narrow Reading to Develop FluencyExpand

The author presents a step-by-step procedure for using narrow reading—“reading several texts about a single, narrow topic”—to promote reading fluency, with examples and suggested variations.

Author: Guy Redmer
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Extended IcebreakerExpand

The author presents a clever but easy-to-implement extension to standard icebreaker activities that helps students get to know their peers, use the target language, and form strong relationships in the classroom.

Author: Alex Barrett
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Pairing in EFL ClassesExpand

This article presents a number of language-based suggestions for pairing students so that over time they get to work with a variety of classmates and build relationships with peers.

Author: Do Na Chi
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My Classroom: Kyrgyz RepublicExpand

Learn how teacher Mukadas Tashieva, a faculty member at Osh State University, has established herself as an important contributor to the field of English language teaching in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Author: Jonathan Mettille
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The Mystery Bag: Listening and Speaking Skills for Young LearnersExpand

This article describes a fun guessing game that involves objects in a “mystery bag” and gives learners practice with vocabulary and with asking and answering questions.

Author: Wendy Coulson
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The Lighter Side: Reverse CategoriesExpand

This puzzle presents lists of words; your job is to divide them into categories logically so that everything fits.

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