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April 2018 - Year 20; Issue 2

ISSN 1755-9715


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Introducing this issue of HLT Magazine

Contributor's Guidelines

Major Articles

  1. Comparing the Rate of Vocabulary Growth in Students who are English Language Learners in the Preschool Classroom
    Allison Garrett and Linda Plevyak, US
  2. Experiential Listening
    Michael Tooke, Italy
  3. Consciousness-raising Approach in ELT Classroom
    Mahshad Tasnimi, Iran
  4. Working With Mixed Ability Adult Classes: Using Cooperative Practices that Reflect 21st Century Skills
    Serafina Filice, Italy
  5. Investigating EFL Teachers’ Perspectives on Teachers' Professional Development and Barriers of Professional Development
    Zeinab Sazegar and Khalil Motallebzadeh, Iran
  6. The Map Is Not the Territory. The Cartographers, the Humans’ Territories, and the Dragons’ Territories
    Gabriel R. Suciu, Romania


I Forgot How to School: "Upside down", "Man’s best friend" and "Desperate measures",
Thomas Belvedere, Italy

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Short Articles

  1. Winner of the Bonnie Tsai Scholarship for 2018: The Role of Creativity in my Classroom. Studying and Using Vocabulary Creatively and Collaboratively
    Natalia Mukhina, Russia
  2. Out of Fashion, Out of Mind? A Defence of MI Theory
    Alex Moore, Poland
  3. Using Art as a Compelling Means to Creative Writing: Insights into a Classroom Research Project
    Maria Barberi, Greece
  4. Listening Comprehension
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia
  5. Creating TKT Training Videos with Screen Recording: An Action Research
    Tien Mai, Vietnam
  6. Abroad in a Village: What’s Next?
    Bohdan Feshchak, Ukraine

CLELE Journal

Ideas from the Corpora

Using the Corpus: Books from Routledge

Lesson Outlines

  1. The Giving Tree Gave to Me...
    Angeliki Voreopoulou, Greece
  2. Creativity in My Classroom
    Martina Kobal, Slovenia
  3. What’s the WeathART Like?
    Elisa Bertoldi, Italy
  4. If You Seek Gamey - A Receptive Skills Based Lesson Focusing on Listening
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia
  5. A Personalized Conversation Puzzle
    Aned Muñiz, California and Puerto Rico, United States of America
  6. Teaching Profanity in the Foreign Language Classroom
    Steve Mullen, Canada
  7. Breaking the Ice: A Lesson Plan to Help EFL College and University Students Overcome Anxiety
    Mark Mallinder, Taiwan
  8. Traditions and Customs of Great Steppe
    Zaure Kulchikenova, Kazakhstan

Student Voices

How to Block Students from Doing Good Academic Writing
Mario Rinvolucri, UK, interviews Akvilina Ljungborg, Sweden


  1. Short Book Reviews
    Hanna Kryszewska, Poland
  2. Tune into English
    Fergal Kavanagh, Italy

An Old Exercise

“Doubling” as a Language Learning Technique
Mario Rinvolucri, UK

Pilgrims Course Outline

  1. JALT 2017: Four Corners Tour
    Malu Sciamarelli, Brazil
  2. Pilgrims News: Pilgrims at IATEFL Conference, Brighton 2018

Readers Letters

Teacher Resource Books Review

  1. New Books from Routledge: The Language of Pop Culture
  2. New Books from Crown House Publishing
  3. ETpedia: 50 Ways to make your lessons more visual


  1. Three New Poems
    Rushan Ziatdinov, Russia and South Korea
  2. More Additional Poems
    Geroge Patterson, US
  3. Phoenix New Life Poetry No 66

C for Creativity

  1. Teachers Talking Shop: Stories Shared Over Coffee and Cake
    Uwe Pohl and Anna Szegedy-Maszák, Hungary
  2. The C Group Presenters - IATEFL 2018, Brighton UK