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Teaching English with TED Talks: The ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’ Approach

TED talks are gaining increasing popularity on the internet, attracting a worldwide audience of fascinated viewers. Teachers can tap into this resource to use it to their benefit (and to that of their students, of course). In this article, Beate Ziebell will explain why teaching English with TED talks is a smart idea and how… Keep Reading

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Workshop Review: ‘Using Corpus Analysis Tools in the Business English Classroom’

Galina talks about attending Evan Frendo’s April workshop on corpus analysis tools and what she learned about data engines, the internet as a resource for teachers to find out about students’ real-life needs and how to apply this knowledge in class. This was a special ELTABB workshop for me, not only because of the unusual… Keep Reading

Intercultural competence in the classroom - celebrating with homemade cookies
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Workshop Overview: ‘Bringing the Intercultural into the Classroom’ with Mandy Welfare

In her educational and entertaining March workshop “A hitchhikerʼs guide to bringing the ‘interculturalʼ into the classroom“ at the Berlin School of English, Mandy discussed the topic of intercultural competence and the relevance of the subject in ELT. She alternately talked and gave exercises to the group to illustrate the points she made and fuel… Keep Reading

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Getting into Teaching Business English Together: Preparing for the FTBE with ELTABB

Prep Time: Annie hitting the books till the cows come home.    Photo: Darren Foster In this article, Annie shares her story about preparing for the FTBE certificate alongside other daring ELTABB members, the challenges that came with it and the benefits she reaped. FTBE, FTBE, FTBE. It took me almost a year to get these… Keep Reading

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