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DRILLING (Part 2)

This is the second part of an article on drilling, a technique that has been used in foreign language classrooms for many years. It was a key feature of audio lingual approaches to language teaching which placed emphasis on repeating structural patterns through oral practice. This second part will focus on how we drill. Here... Continue Reading →

Pronunciation Challenge: Tongue Twister

Sometimes teaching pronunciation is quite hard and boring, so if students are challenged with something extraordinary they can find that interesting and would like to join the lesson. After or just among all the activities that help distinguish and practice the sounds, a small game is perfect to break the ice. Below is a list... Continue Reading →

DRILLING (Part 1)

This is the first part of an article on drilling, a technique that has been used in foreign language classrooms for many years. It was a key feature of audio lingual approaches to language teaching which placed emphasis on repeating structural patterns through oral practice.   What drilling is At its simplest, drilling means listening to... Continue Reading →

MIND MAPPING TO DEVELOP WRITING

A mind map is... A mind map, or spidergram, is a strategy for making notes on a topic, prior to writing. It is a structured strategy, which shows the (hierarchical) relationship of ideas, as opposed to an unstructured strategy, such as brainstorming, in which students produce notes at random on paper. Having an organized display... Continue Reading →

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