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Teaching English with TED Talks: How to Create Compelling Materials for ESL Learners

TED talks offer free and engaging content for teaching and learning English. Teachers can use them to enhance their lessons and spark their students’ interest in language learning. Beate Ziebell explains why TED talks are great for boosting learner motivation and how to make them into actual learning resources. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)… Keep Reading

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

Galina recaps Evan’s April workshop on corpus analysis tools for business English teachers. She shares what she learned about data engines, the internet as a resource to find out about students’ real-life needs and ways to apply this knowledge in class. The Conundrum of the Corpus The first time I heard about the term ‘corpus’… Keep Reading

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Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding: ‘Bringing the Intercultural into the Classroom’ with Mandy Welfare

In her educational March workshop “A hitchhikerʼs guide to bringing the ‘interculturalʼ into the classroom“ at the Berlin School of English, Mandy discussed the topic of cross-cultural communication and intercultural competence in ELT. For those who missed out, don’t worry – here is your summary of the main points and activities. What role does cultural… Keep Reading

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

In this article, Annie Heringer 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 four letters right. The “First Certificate for Teachers of Business English” doesn’t exactly… Keep Reading

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