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Scatter Plots for ELT

… and 10 + 1 activitiesfor the communicative classroom A scatter plot is a graphical technique showing the relationship between two or more variables. Combine this with the human brain’s ability to process images and patterns rapidly and more efficiently than plain text. What do you get? A powerful way to boost students’ enthusiasm about

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Creating and Using Corpora …

… and how to move them on-stage in your classroom!   The experience I’ve just completed the best free MOOC there is out there and my feelings are mixed: sad for all beautiful things that come to an end; excited to try and test all the things I’ve learned. The course I’m raving about is

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Top Trumps for ELT

Ever since I came across the Top Trumps game at Macmillan‘s amazing site of resources One Stop English, I have used it again and again with my students to practice the comparative form with great success and while having lots of fun! One Stop English has a range of different Top Trumps themes, which you

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Windows for ELT

This is an activity I shared at the 3rd ELT lesson jam. It was first published on Freeed, a wonderful community made by teachers for teachers: https://www.freeed.com/articles/1854/johari-windows-for-elt. The idea is taken from Pilgrims Longman Resource Book ‘Alternatives’ by Richard and Marjorie Baudains, as was the one with the virtual Cuisenaire rods.  It borrows the concept

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Jamming is the new brainstorming

My first post ever ! And I dedicate it to these wonderful people: Rachel Tsateri of The TEFL Zone and Myles Klynhout of Freeed who softly nudged me towards finally doing it.   The ELT Lesson Jam So, this post is about a Jam session, although not your usual one, with musicians. This was a

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