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December 2023 - Year 25 - Issue 6

ISSN 1755-9715



EFL News

  1. Pilgrims News: Teacher Development Courses in Segovia, summer 2024
  2. English Language Teaching Online Conference from Oxford University Press
  3. The A. S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards Scheme (ASHDRA), Michael Rundell, UK

Various Articles (IP&SEN SIG) Inclusive Practices and Special Educational Needs SIG (IP&SEN SIG)

  1. Bilingual Education and Mathematics in Early Years and Inclusion, Athena Dermentzi, Greece
  2. Picture Books About Emotions in Kindergarten Language Classrooms, Agnieszka Dzięcioł-Pędich, Poland
  3. Chain Experiment in Pre-school, Dorota Kaniak-Szymkiewicz, Poland
  4. Interviewing Edoardo on LGBTQ Themes in Schools, conducted by Giovanni Licata, Italy
  5. Volunteering with Ukrainian Refugees, Sinem Darıdere, Turkiye
  6. Stories from the Hands Up Project, Jamie Keddie, Spain
  7. Towards Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Glance into Perspectives from Education and Language Studies, Yasemin Yelbay Yilmaz, Turkiye
  8. ‘Savouring’ Learning at Later Ages, Ayşen Cem-Değer, Turkiye
  9. Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences 2nd edition by Judit Kormos and Anne Margaret Smith, reviewed by Rachael Harris, UK/France
  10. Introducing Inclusive Practices and Special Educational Needs to Pre-service Teachers, Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

21st Century Skills

  1. Teaching Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking Through the Use of Interactive Workbooks, Salvatore M. Ciancitto, Italy
  2. Improving Speaking Skills Through Foreign Language (FOLA) Club Viewed from Students’ Perspective, Tran Thi Thanh Mai and Hoang Tran Anh Tien

Lesson Ideas

  1. Visual Vocabulary: A Comprehensive Guide to Christmas-themed Video Lessons, Cris Mark Baroro, Philippines
  2. But, Of Course, You Couldn’t Do That in Japan!, Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley, UK
  3. Can People Understand You?, Andrew Wright, Hungary
  4. Coaching Reading to ESL Learners, Emmanuelle Betham, UK
  5. A Playful Way to Mindfulness Practice: How to Introduce Mindfulness to (Teenage) Students, Špela Casagrande, Slovenia

Golden Classics

  1. The Cornell Method, Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

The Creativity Group

  1. Learning from Teaching: A Life in ELT, Freda Mishan, Ireland

Voices: Language Observed

  1. Language Items in Current Use October 2023 - (principally Oct 1st-3d), Andrew Wright, Hungary
  2. Explaining English Gobbledygook to In Indonesian, Robin Usher, Hungary


  1. Short Book Reviews, Hanna Kryszewska, Poland
  2. Using AI in Learning and Teaching, found on LinkedIn
  3. New Titles from Crown House Publishing


  1. Merry Christmas…, found on the net by Hanna Kryszewska, Poland


  1. War, Alan Maley, UK

To the Editor