Teachers in mainstream education in English-speaking countries increasingly have to plan lessons to help integrate students whose first language isn’t English. That’s quite a challenge and we’ve asked Nina Berler, who teaches in the US to tell us about some of the tools she uses. It wasn’t so long ago that teachers of mainstream classes were instructed to “teach to the middle.” Of course, when it comes to learning vocabulary, that methodology can’t possibly benefit students on either end of the spectrum. Fortunately, in this era of digital learning, teachers have tools to boost vocabulary and reduce gaps in their classes.
Looking back at the blog over the past year we can see we’ve had some fantastic people contributing posts and comments. It’s really interesting to see which posts got the most views, sparked the most debate and kickstarted conversations that resulted in fully-fledged follow up posts. This Top Five shows we really couldn’t run the blog without all of you, so a big thanks to everyone and here’s a look at the biggest posts
Digital micro-businesses and start-ups have a difficult enough job as it is. At least they don’t have to worry about VAT. Or that was, they didn´t. but new EU rules are set to change things — for the worse.
This week we try to set an author’s mind at rest about their problems with using an authoring tool for a publisher and give some practical advice on how to deal with the learning curve.
We were delighted with the response to the first Dear ELTjam post, and we’re even happier to be able to help out readers with their queries. It’s a huge industry with so much to know and, if we can help navigate it, we will. This week Nick, Tim and Laurie delve into the postbag …
The ELT world is changing rapidly for everyone in it. For publishers, authors, materials developers, sales people, teachers and, eventually, for learners. New roles are springing up for developers, UX designers and product managers. Wherever you are in that pyramid, you’ve probably got questions.