English Teaching Professional is the leading bi-monthly magazine for English language teachers and ELT professionals around the world.
Each issue is packed with a wide range of feature articles covering practical techniques for teaching, written by leading authors, experts and professionals. In each issue, we also provide reviews of the latest books and products, competitions, practical tips, and advice on personal and professional development.
Each issue of ETp includes sections devoted to Teaching Young Learners, Business English, and Technology, together with interesting and useful articles relevant for all teachers.
Issue 62 Editorial & Contents† †
It is often said that there are usually at least two sides to every story. In this issue we have a number of articles which see things from different viewpoints. Both Richard Ostick and Robert Buckmaster have written about presenting. However, one looks at the topic from the point of view of teaching business students how to improve their presentation skills, and the other considers how teachers can use technology to enhance their own presentation skills as they teach their classes, train other teachers or present at conferences. Mario Rinvolucri derives inspiration for classroom activities from the difference between truth and falsehood. He finds that students have a fascination for winkling out the truth from different versions of the same story or choosing between true and false definitions of words. Alan Maley sees potential for continued development in looking beyond the usual sources of information on teaching and teachers. In a new series, he will recommend works of literature and books outside the ELT field, which offer a different perspective on our profession and which he believes readers will find inspirational. For Sue Leather and Simon Smith, teacher training and trainer training are areas where it is important to uncover different expectations and different viewpoints early on in the process. They suggest a series of questions that can be asked at the planning stage of a training course to avoid later misunderstandings. Finally, in a world caught up in the cult of the celebrity, Lindsay Clandfield offers a different point of view and considers cutting celebrities out of his coursebooks and his classroom. Helena Gomm Editor
MAIN FEATURE CELEBRITY CULTURE Lindsay Clandfield finds fault with favouring the famous
FEATURES TRUE OR FALSE? Mario Rinvolucri features fact versus fiction GET THEM TALKING! Joseph Egwurube has suggestions for getting students to speak FROM ZPD TO ZMD Edward Alden alters activities to adapt them for different abilities I THINK, THEREFORE I LEARN Tessa Woodward explores the potential of visual aids PHRASAL VERBS? THEY’RE EASY! John Ryan makes multi-word verbs more accessible OVER THE WALL ... Alan Maley encourages teachers to find their own inspiration in literature A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR ... Simon Pearlman takes a softly-softly strategy with Teenagers
TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS READY FOR READING Parthasarathy Ramanujam describes the development of a reading programme
BUSINESS ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL PRESENT AND CORRECT Richard Ostick indicates how his students can improve their presentation skills
TEACHER DEVELOPMENT TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED! Sue Leather and Simon Smith believe that asking the right questions early is the key to successful training SHOW SOME EMOTION John Anderson explains how teachers can tap into their students’ true feelings AN A–Z OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Simon Brown offers a useful alphabetical list to help teachers control their classrooms
TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS Robert Buckmaster has advice for teachers on using presentation technology FIVE THINGS YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW about: ACRONYMS IN ICT Nicky Hockly tackles abbreviated technical terms WEBWATCHER Russell Stannard finds sites for practising pronunciation
REGULAR FEATURES ACTIVITY CORNER: STRUCTURING EXAM COMPOSITIONS Jon Marks PREPARING TO TEACH ...Colourful language John Potts EYE ON THE CLASSROOM: WRITING DOWN YOUR OBSERVATIONS John Hughes READING FOR PLEASURE Rose Senior
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