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In the current issue of ETp


MAIN FEATURE

Emergency exit: insights from Covid

Morag Macintosh believes that Covid has given us opportunities to be creative in our teaching and to consider how we might use what we have learnt to forge the future of education.

 

Features

Silence in a locked-down world: the value of quiet

Jeremy Harmer explains how the changes brought about by Covid have given him a greater appreciation of the role of silence in many forms of communication.

 

Let the fun continue: games for the socially distanced classroom

Graham Perry discusses the adaptations that can be made to familiar games to make them work in a socially-distanced classroom – and suggests new ideas for fun activities.

 

Improvisation games: creative ideas for young learners

Paul Singleton is inspired by a TV improvisation show to create activities for young learners in which they can speak spontaneously and without fear.

 

Skilful language use: improving students’ writing

Riccardo Chiappini suggests some tips and activities that teachers can use to help their students manipulate information and improve their writing.

 

Handle with CARE! Teaching with soap operas

Wing Wu uses soap operas to raise his students’ awareness of the use of conditionals to express regret for past actions and talk about their consequences.

 

More heads are better than one: encouraging collaborations

James Heal confesses that he prefers collaboration to competition, but he finds room for both in his young learner classroom.

 

Exploring linguistic landscapes: using English signs

David Wilson explains how teachers can exploit their students’ use of mobile phones and English signage to practise their language skills.

 

It works in practice

Activities using photos, an activity involving creating superheroes, a suggestion for using a music app and an idea for offering more challenge to advanced students.

 

 

Building confidence in A1 learners

Sinéad McCabe focuses on how best to teach lower-level students, including building up their confidence and ensuring a relaxed and open classroom atmosphere.

 

Musical inspiration: insights from the teaching of music

Judit Fehér suggests creative activities for language students which are derived from the techniques used by music teachers.

 

Covid and coursebooks: rethinking digital materials

Christopher Walker believes that teachers’ experience of online teaching during the Covid lockdown has revealed the need for a rethink of some digital materials.

   

Is that correct? Checking students’ answers

Valeria Anghel examines various techniques for checking students’ answers, in an attempt to make it a more interactive and mores.

 

Teacher immediacy: prioritising students over material

Charlie Taylor sees the benefits of prioritising students over material and teaching in a way that reduces the distance between teacher and student.

  

Oblique strategies: finding inspiration from cards

Charlie Ellis uses the ‘Oblique strategies’ cards developed by Brian Eno to provide inspiration for his teaching – and develops his own set of cards which can be used at random.

 

What we should know about learning technologies over the past decade

Nicky Hockly answers five questions about developments in learning technologies over the past decade.

 

 

Regular Features

Reviews

Scrapbook

Webwatcher: Quizizz

Russell Stannard recommends a tool for online quizzes which removes the need for the students to have two devices.

Not only, but also: visual literacy

Chia Suan Chong looks at what English teachers teach apart from language. In this issue, she considers visual literacy.