Second call for papers for GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language, Antalya, Turkey, 14-17 April, 2016

This is the 2nd GlobELT Conference (GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language (GlobELT 2016 Conference) in Antalya, Turkey on 14-17 April 2016.) For further information, visit their website at www.globeltconference.com  Deadline for abstract submission is January 4, 2016. Credentials The conference is organised under the supervision of scholars from Hacettepe University (Turkey), ELT Department in collaboration with INTESOL Turkey and Informascope. […]

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New materials developed by MA Alumnus, Tyson Seburn: Academic Reading Circles

Tyson Seburn has published an ebook aimed at teachers who teach Academic English, focussing particularly on academic reading skills. It seems to me that it would be useful for developing critical thinking too. Here is what Tyson says about his new materials:  ARC is an intensive reading approach whose components work on the basis that deep textual comprehension for language learners is developed better through initial collaboration […]

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How would you answer Krashen’s assertion that teaching EAP is a “waste of time”?

The above question was posted on the Oxford University Press English language teaching global blog This reply was circulated via the BALEAP mailing list. Any comments? “[Stephen Krashen] did a tour of Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago, and gave three training sessions at our university. He repeated these things (listed in order of what I remember and not giving […]

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