17 November, 2006
Hello and welcome to the newsletter for the BBC | British Council site, Teaching English.
This week we have a number of new resources for you.
We have a new Think article which looks at ways to make reading in the classroom more communicative.
students do seem to regard reading as a waste of class time but how
many of these students will read outside class without encouragement
inside? The aim of this article is to consider a few approaches to
making classroom reading more communicative, by which I mean
integrating it with other skills work, so that students can see its
We also have a new quiz to help lower level learners with prepositions of time. You can download the questions and answers from:
We have a new question regarding lessons about technology.
have been teaching English for almost 20 years. The English department
at my school has opened a new course for the students, "
for Technology and Information". My boss asked me to prepare the lesson
plan for the course. I am very nervous what to start first? Can anyone
week's archive feature is the teaching knowledge database. This is a
small programme which you can download to your desktop. You will then
be able to browse a collection of key concepts in ELT and get
definitions and examples as well as finding out how you can use these
concepts in your teaching.
Download the browser from:
thanks to everyone who has voted in our poll on creating a simplified
global English. This has been one of our most popular polls and has
generated a wealth of interesting comments. If you would like to read
them have a look at:
Also don't miss your chance to enter our competition and win some free books for your school. Get more information at:
Teaching English team
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