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April 2021 - Year 23 - Issue 2

ISSN 1755-9715



Pilgrims News

  1. Pilgrims News, Chaz Pugliese, Director of Education at Pilgrims
  2. A Welcome Message from the New Editor of the Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal –TTTJ, Phil Dexter, UK
  3. Together is Better at Pilgrims

Various Articles - YL

  1. Content-based Instruction for Young Foreign Language Learning, Mija Selič, Slovenia
  2. Joining the Circles in ELT Pedagogy: Teacher Innovations in a Japanese Elementary School, Dat Bao, Australia
  3. Peer Interaction: Beliefs of Primary English Learners and Implications for the Classroom, Carolyn E. Leslie, Portugal

Various Articles - Motivation/ Autonomy

  1. Motivational Strategies in Essay Writing: What Are Students’ Perceptions?, Puspa Dewi,  Indonesia
  2. South Korean High School Students’ Perceptions of and Performance during University Level English Conversation Classes, Shaun J. Manning and  Jeeyoung Song, South Korea
  3. How to Increase Participation in the English Classroom, Daniel Rhodes, US

Various Articles - Current issues: Covid

  1. The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education, Azzeddine Bencherab , Algeria
  2. Adult and Young Language Learners’ Resilience in Times of COVID-19, Emmanuelle Betham, UK

Various Articles - Teacher training

  1. Creating a Culture of Welcoming Feedback and Encouraging Reflections: A Pathway for Professional Development, Al-Mahanad Al-Badi, Oman
  2. Keeping Our Heads above Water in the New Normal, Gill Johnson, France

21st Century Skills

  1. Using Visual Art as a Tool to Foster the Four Language Skills, Luisa Alfes, Germany and Andreas Wirag, Germany
  2. Integrating Critical Thinking in the ESL Classroom: A Case Study of Egyptian Students, Rasha Osman Abdel Haliem Osman, Egypt

Lesson Ideas

  1. YouTube Stories for the Classroom, Jamie Keddie, Spain
  2. Coaching English in Class or Online: For Lower Intermediate Level and Above, Emmanuelle Betham, UK
  3. EFL Students as Young Poets, Phuong Le, Vietnam
  4. Emotional Equations, Marta Rosińska, Poland

Golden Classics

  1. Creativity Through Constraints, Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

The Creativity Group

  1. Mother Europe, Danny Singh. Italy


  1. Remote Teaching, a Brave New World, and an Amber Restorative, Terence McLean, Canada
  2. Human Stories, Carol Griffiths, New Zealand
  3. Teachers Don’t Only Teach! Reflections on Teaching a SEN Student, Mohammad Hosam Alnahas, Qatar


  1. Autonomy in Language Education: Theory, Research and Practice by Manuel Jiménez Raya and Flavia Vieira, reviewed by Brian Welter, Canada
  2. Short Book Reviews, Hanna (Hania) Kryszewska, Poland
  3. Tune into English, Fergal Kavanagh, Italy
  4. News from Pavilion ELT
  5. Free Resources from DELTA Publishing
  6. The Spring 21 Virtual IP Exhibition – A Publishers’ Event organised by International Publishers 


  1. Glimpses from the Classroom: A Great Way to Start a Lesson?, found by Hanna Kryszewska, Poland


  1. The Year of Japan: Part 1, Janet Braithwaite, UK

To the Editor