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English Teaching Forum 56, Number 3
Learn how to apply a Cultural Facilitation Model for cultural instruction. Discover a variety of ways to incorporate biographies in language teaching—and much more.

Learn how to apply a Cultural Facilitation Model for cultural instruction. Discover a variety of ways to incorporate biographies in language teaching—and much more.

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"This American English Class”: A New Model of Cultural InstructionExpand

This article describes a cultural-instruction model and provides clear examples of how to apply it in class. 

Author: Eleanor Kashmar Wolf and David Gasbarro Tasker
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Engaging Language Learners with Biography-Based Lessons, Units, and Courses Expand

This article provides a number of ideas for incorporating biographies and biography-based texts to enhance the learning of language (and culture). 

Author: Sally La Luzerne-Oi and Jean Kirschenmann
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Reader’s Guide Expand

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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Developing Reading Fluency by Combining Timed Reading and Repeated Reading Expand

This article describes an innovative way to combine two familiar techniques (timed reading and repeated reading) to produce a new technique that can support the development of reading fluency. 

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Experiential Learning with DvolverExpand

This article provides a step-by-step guide for using Dvolver to help learners experiment with and practice using language in a fun, creative way. 

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My Classroom: Turkmenistan Expand

Learn how teacher and administrator Zelila Roziyeva manages a busy schedule to provide her students with the English skills they need to succeed in their careers. 

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Thousand-Word Pictures Expand

This step-by-step guide shows how teachers can use pictures to help students develop language skills and cultural awareness. 

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The Lighter Side: Place Out of Words Expand

In this puzzle, culture-based questions are given, but some words appear where they should not; your job is to move the words around so that the questions make sense.

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