TECHNIQUES IN DEVELOPING COMMUNICATIVE LINGUISTIC SKILLS

Abstract The communicative approach to language teaching includes designing tasks and techniques oriented towards the communicative competence that implies interaction among learners in authentic communicative situations and contexts. Tailoring a lesson is a dynamic approach that offers teachers the possibility of using different, resourceful pedagogical techniques and assessing their students’ outcomes. A series of questions Read More …

THE SECRETS OF A GREAT TEACHER

Abstract The only two notions that make the difference between people and animals are conscience and education. As we all know it, people were equal at the beginning of their existence, knowing nothing about hate, love, the joy of life or culture. People discovered all these feelings gradually, through experience and education. We all wonder: Read More …

THEORIES AND TYPES OF HUMOUR IN THE ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM

Abstract Education and humour may seem two issues that definitely exclude each other, the first involving seriousness while the second mere enjoyment. However, at a deeper level, their close relationship in the complexity of a typical classroom environment will result into a genuine success. From the various theories on humour, incongruity, superiority, and evolutionary theories Read More …

VOCABULARY PRESENTATION IN ADVANCED EFL COURSEBOOKS

Abstract The purpose of this article is to examine and evaluate five advanced English language coursebooks (English News and Views, face2face, Ready for CAE, Solutions, Upstream Advanced) from the viewpoint of the vocabulary selection and teaching techniques they employ. Based on content analysis, it outlines their strengths and weaknesses and makes suggestions for improvements. The Read More …