Category Archives: English Teaching Professional

Getting students to use more complex functional language

An expanded version of an article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine as Keep Moving On Part One – available here on TEFLtastic for free! One of the best language learning tips that I have used and passed … Continue reading

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Highlights from EtP and MET magazines for under ten pounds a year?

Have just come across the new website from the publishers of both English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher magazines, with highlights from their archives plus some extra content: ELTknowledge.com As it would cost you 28 pounds for an online … Continue reading

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Bookwork is fun!

(How to make kids look forward to opening their books) An old article of mine from English Teaching Professional Issue 45  Okay Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s start. Open your books please… If you had any negative reaction to that command, … Continue reading

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Taking an interest in Business English and ESP

An early article of mine from English Teaching Professional, later reprinted on Onestopenglish.com. I imagine I could probably add The Apprentice to the list now if I’d ever seen it, so any updated suggestions gratefully accepted in comments below. Most … Continue reading

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Some provocative quotes on elicitation from the latest ETP

and a nice summary of ELT publishers’ marketing from Darren Elliott at the bottom From “Question-and-answer” by Peter Wells, from English Teaching Professional Issue 69 July 2010: “Prone as students are to ignore their teacher, they’re even more prone to … Continue reading

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TEFL jargon from this month’s ETP

They do pretty well in English Teaching Professional with cutting down on jargon and explaining what they do use, but I found a few which I thought could do with some clearing up. Academic word list- A secret list of words that teachers … Continue reading

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Free copy of English Teaching Professional

Unfortunately not the edition I missed since my subscription ran out, but rather September 2008. Still, free is free, and it’s a good magazine. Would also give you a taste of the online edition, if you’re thinking of indulging. Alternatively, … Continue reading

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TEFL book reviews online

TEFL.net TEFL reviews (also includes paid websites, CD ROMs etc) ELTnews.com book reviews Hotchpotch English book reviews (about one title every couple of weeks, including ESP and readers) TESL-EJ (seemingly no way to navigate by category, so need to look … Continue reading

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The new(ish) owner of MET and ETP magazines

is Pavilion (which is “promoting innovation in public services”, apparently), which is a part of OLM Group (who “deliver integrated solutions for adult and children’s services, health and the corporate IT market”). They are a private company, so not helping my vague plan to … Continue reading

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Interview- TEFL Hero Jon Marks on the life of a full-time TEFL writer

It’s been a while since I’ve used the TEFL hero category, and I’ve even stripped some people of the honour (and Sandy MacManus has been pretty close a couple of times), but I’m glad I kept it going because Jon Marks deserves it for … Continue reading

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