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PBU – Stop Telling Your Students to Practice

Reevaluating what we say and how we say it, may just affect what they use and how they use it.

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5 Free Apps to Improve Your Pronunciation

Pronunciation has always been an issue for most students. Here are some great tips for pronunciation that will help you improve on your own, outside of the classroom, thus insuring that you are understood by the listener.

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14 Inspirational Self-motivation Tips for Students

Staying motivated as a student is one of the hardest tasks and biggest obstacles to achieving fluency. Here are some inspirational tips to help get, and remain motivated so you succeed.

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Put A Ring On It (12 rules of online engagement)

Engagement in the online classroom. Today, we share 12 great ideas to keep them focused and engaged in, and on the class.

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Accountability: the teacher and the learner

Henrick Oprea, this week’s guest blogger, shares his post about the importance of teacher’s awareness of their role

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50 Shades of Gray Matter (what matters to them)

A different look at how to help students retain, improve and grow as autonomous learners… and users of language.

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Watching TV Programmes to Improve English

Many students find watching TV in a foreign language difficult and frustrating. See how to make TV work for you.

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Reappraisal of Phrasal Verbs

Why do Phrasal Verbs spark fear into the hearts and minds of students? Because we made them so scary.

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How to Use Apps to Improve Your Pronunciation

Here are some great tips for pronunciation that will help students improve on their own, outside of the classroom.

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Ways to Take Advantage of Your Online Course (more tips for students)

For those of you who have already taken the leap and are studying online, here are some ways to optimize your learning.

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SAILING THE SEA OF CTRL C + V by Rob Howard

SAILING THE SEA OF CTRL C + V     by Rob Howard

By now, I’m sure we’ve all seen the Melania Trump speech that plagiarized Michelle Obama. Finally, teachers the world over have the perfect example to demonstrate blatant plagiarism to their students.

EFLtalks answers – 10 in 10 for YOU

EFLtalks answers – 10 in 10 for YOU

Got questions? We’ve got answers. 10 in 10 for YOU

Flipping Feedback: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays by Ron Martinez

Flipping Feedback: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays by Ron Martinez

Looking for a new way to mentor students of academic writing, Ron Martinez came up with a great one. This should be the new standard.

Recipes for the Unteachable by David Petrie

Recipes for the Unteachable by David Petrie

Are there controversial topics that you want to teach, but you do not know how? Do you think your students might not be ready for them? David Petrie has the perfect recipe for these issues. You can read some ideas in his blog post and also for more tips, do not miss his webinar for BELTA on January 10th, at 16.00 CET!

Introducing our free new ebook – Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 2)

Introducing our free new ebook – Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 2)

Introducing our free new ebook – Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 2)

LOOK WHO’S EFLTALKING by Rob Howard

LOOK WHO’S EFLTALKING by Rob Howard

This article originally appeared in the BRAZ-TESOL newsletter, volume 04.2015.

The Good, The Bad, And The Online by Rob Howard

The Good, The Bad, And The Online by Rob Howard

How do you deal with people who want your services for free? Take a look at this.

Should I mind my own Beeswax? by Rob Howard

Should I mind my own Beeswax? by Rob Howard

Reposted from EFL Magazine, my article about whether or not we should be spending time teaching outdated idioms with some many others that we miss.

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