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August 2018 - Year 20 - Issue 4

ISSN 1755-9715

To The Editor

Letter 1

Hi Hania

I wonder if there might be space in HLT for a reference to this free weekly mine of thoughtful advice.

Here’s a sample:

Hoping it can be a resource which many will find useful, also members of the C Group.

All best as always
Philip Prowse


Letter 2


I took part in the Pilgrims NLP course years ago /2007/ and thought I'd share one of my articles with you.

Adam Borowski


Letter 3

7 Essential Considerations
for Assessing Young Learners

In our complimentary online article this week, Amy Malloy looks at how special children are as learners and weighs up the implications for assessing them.
"Taking into account these considerations will ensure the results and observations from your assessment activities with young learners are assessing their language learning only, and are not influenced by factors irrelevant to what you are trying to measure. A key part of this is ensuring that the child is relaxed, engaged and happy (and ideally, completely unaware!) during the process."

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Using Quizlet to engage teens

Peter Clements is a teacher and materials writer currently based in Bangkok. His interests include technology-assisted language learning and teacher development. He currently mentors trainees on the Trinity DipTESOL.
In this week's featured article Pete Clements recommends a variety of activities using Quizlet. Quizlet is a digital flashcard tool with a range of interactive features. It allows users to create their own study sets of concepts or vocabulary to practise, and to store these online. Users can learn and review their study sets through a range of activities. These include reviewing basic flashcards, learning the vocabulary items through multiple-choice activities, completing a test based on the study set, spelling practice and playing matching games.
"I’m always looking for ways to keep my teen classes motivated. This probably won’t surprise you, but some form of technology usually helps! As part of an action research project for my MA course (through NILE ELT) I decided to see whether use of the digital flashcard tool Quizlet motivated my teen classes to undertake self-study. Did it?"
If you are an MET subscriber already, we hope you enjoy reading Peter's article. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can purchase a subscription to MET from as little as £31 per year.

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Letter 4


Taming the teenager

In our  complimentary complimentary online article "Taming the teenager" Rachael Harris has some advice for getting on well with teens.
Rachael writes: "In my opinion, it is essential to have a positive relationship with a student in order to be able to teach them well, and with no group is this more important, or more difficult to achieve, than with teens. Some of them stare at you with such loathing, sniff and sigh at everything you pull out of the hat, or are simply downright rude – how could you ever survive a year with them, let alone teach them anything? This article will give you some ideas on how to get on with difficult students and get the best from your class."
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Student survival:
motivating activities for teens

In our featured article published in the March issue of English Teaching professional, Katy Jones offers two activities (Zombie apocalypse and jungle survival) which will appeal to teenagers and which involves making life-or-death choices in survival situations.
"Many people who are new to teaching are guilty of holding a common preconception about teenage students: that they are surly, lazy and don’t want to be there. However, it is often the case, as I discovered in Vietnam, that teenagers are simply overburdened with homework, exams and extracurricular activities in preparation for those all-important university applications. Late-night studying sessions can be the reason for lack of participation in class, especially when the content holds no interest for them and has no relevance to their lives. Of course, not all students of this age display indifference to learning English, but if the tools for critical thinking, problem solving and, most importantly, fun are not provided, you may be faced with a room full of sulking sixteen year olds. The activities described in this article can be completed in 60–90 minutes, depending on class size, and they focus on teaching the second conditional to pre-intermediate level students."

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Letter 5

The April print issue of MET will be with you soon!

The theme of our new MET issue is Reading and Writing.
MET editor Robert McLarty writes: "Teaching our students to read and write is a complex task and one which a lot of teachers are uncomfortable with. What they need to read and write will vary from context to context, but one thing is for sure, all our students read and write a lot, particularly on their own devices. It would be useful to transfer some of those skills into the English language classroom. I hope you enjoy this issue and you get some new ideas for teaching reading and writing as well as other topics such as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar."
If you’d like to join the discussion on any of these topics, you can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or send a longer comment to MET editor Robert McLarty.

April Issue Contents Page - Take a Peek

Blended learning: where are we?
There is nothing fundamentally new or revolutionary about blended learning. Human beings have been learning through a blend of classroom lessons with a teacher, and classroom and personal study materials, for a very long time says Andrew Wickham In our complimentary archive article this week.

Other Modern English Teacher articles are only available to MET subscribers. If your subscription is about to expire or you are not yet a member, you can subscribe from as little as £31 per year.

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Letter 6

Dear Colleague, 

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Do watch the complete video to have an overall understanding of my research. It will be great to have your comments, suggestions and opinion.

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