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English Teaching Forum Volume 55, Number 2
Find suggestions for using cell phones, songs and movement, student-created cartoons, photo diaries—and much more.

Find suggestions for using cell phones, songs and movement, student-created cartoons, photo diaries—and much more.

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Cell Phones for Low-Resource EnvironmentsExpand

This article presents detailed descriptions of activities using cell phones—of various types—in English language classes.

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Get Up and Sing! Get Up and Move! Using Songs and Movement with Young Learners of EnglishExpand

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.

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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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Creating Cartoons: A Learner-Centered Approach to Comprehending TextsExpand

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.

Author: Kathleen F. Malu and Kelly McNeal
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Teaching Students How to Write a Description with PhotosExpand

This Teaching Technique explains what the author describes as a pre-task for teaching students to write descriptively about a photo diary that students create themselves.

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My Classroom: Philippines Expand

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.

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Using Percussion to Teach English Pronunciation Expand

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.

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The Lighter SideExpand

This puzzle gives you a chance to transform the word note to the word song, one letter (and one word) at a time.

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