Another oral-skills-enhancing instructional sequence for beginner to intermediate learners en route to spontaneous talk | barringtonjmock

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Please note: this post was written in collaboration with Steve Smith of http://www.frenchteacher.net  1.Introduction A point that I have often made in my posts is that for foreign language teaching CPD to be effective it has to go beyond simply describing a recommended learning activity, app or website. It…

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A Few Hours With Gianfranco! | barringtonjmock

    Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Laura Simons and her tireless work with ALL South Wales, I had the pleasure of spending a few valuable hours listening to and musing on the cognitive approaches to language learning promoted by Gianfranco Conti in sunny Abertawe on Saturday. Having had some time to … Parhau i ddarllen A Few Hours With Gianfranco!

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Symposiwm ‘Y Gymraeg mewn Addysg cyfrwng Saesneg.’ | barringtonjmock

Roedd yn fraint ac yn bleser enfawr heddiw (29ain o Orffennaf 2018) i fynychu fy symposiwm cyntaf yn trafod Y Gymraeg mewn Addysg cyfrwng Saesneg yn Neuadd Gregynog. Cawsom ni wledd o wybodaeth yn seiliedig ar waith ymchwil yn y maes. O’r cychwyn, roedd hi’n amlwg bod Alex Lovell (Prifysgol Abertawe) a Nia Mererid Parry … Parhau i ddarllen Symposiwm ‘Y Gymraeg mewn Addysg cyfrwng Saesneg.’

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PATTERNS FIRST – HOW I TEACH LEXICOGRAMMAR (PART 1) | barringtonjmock

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1. INTRODUCTION – TEACHING THROUGH CHUNKS In the last few weeks I have been asked by many of my readers and colleagues on the Facebook professional group I founded (Global Innovative Language Teachers) the following questions: (1) what I mean by teaching through chunks and patterns / constructions as…

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Patience and Balance | barringtonjmock

  In amongst all the pressures, problems, difficulties, workload and aspirations, I feel it’s time to take a moment to reflect on two key aspects of being an effective teacher – patience and balance. Effective teachers have a burning desire within them – to see each and every student they have in their charge succeed. … Parhau i ddarllen Patience and Balance

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