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English Teaching Forum Volume 54, Number 3
Find tips for conducting an ELT workshop, starting a community-based English club, and making sense of English homework.

Find tips for conducting an ELT workshop, starting a community-based English club, and making sense of English homework.

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How to Conduct an ELT WorkshopExpand

This article serves to give readers a framework for planning, preparing, and delivering a successful workshop, including strategies to keep on pace and anticipate and overcome obstacles.

Author: Jimalee Sowell
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International Subscriptions: English Teaching Forum is distributed through U.S. Embassies. If you would like to subscribe to the print version of English Teaching Forum, please contact the Public Affairs or Cultural Affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in your country.
 
U.S. Subscriptions: English Teaching Forum is exempted from the Congressional restriction on distribution of Department of State-produced materials in the United States. U.S. residents who want to order the printed edition can order from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents.
Community-Based English Clubs: English Practice and Social Change Outside the ClassroomExpand

This article defines and provides a rationale for the creation of community-based English clubs. We offer strategies that individuals can use to create and sustain English clubs, and we suggest meeting activities that will engage members in conversations and potential community action on a range of topics such as democracy, gender equality, and environmental protection. 

Author: Kathleen F. Malu and Bryce Smedley
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English Homework: What Makes SenseExpand

The purpose of this article is to persuade English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers and teacher trainers that homework is indeed beneficial by presenting multiple examples of high-quality homework assignments, as Dettmers et al. (2010) found in mathematics 

Author: Laura Loder Büchel
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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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Four Ears Hear More Than Two: A Competitive Team Approach to Listening PracticeExpand

This article explores a technique that can be used for almost any kind of classroom listening practice and with all kinds of classes. It seems to work well both in exam preparation and in regular textbook listening exercises. 

Author: Alexey Shikhantsov
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My Classroom: KazakhstanExpand

Yulia Bulatkulova discovered her passion for English language teaching at a young age as a result of the example set by an esteemed childhood English teacher, Elvira Kuyanova. “I liked the way she spoke, always in English, and I thought to myself, I want to be like her,” Ms. Bulatkulova recalled. She explained that it was her teacher’s command over a language different from the one they shared that captivated her interest.

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Author: Lauren Whitaker
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Try This: Current EventsExpand

Using news in the classroom keeps students aware of events happening in local, national, and international communities, and it promotes critical thinking. This activity helps students become more aware of issues and events in the news to motivate them to have further discussions with classmates, family, or members of the community. 

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The Lighter Side: What's Missing?Expand

This fill-in the blank worksheet list activities that might be part of an English Club meeting.

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Exclusive Online Content: English Club Email (Puzzle)Expand

Do you like puzzles? Try this bonus puzzle, “English Club Email.” Available only online! 

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