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My one-to-one student just wants to chat

So, after planning a lesson tailored to the needs of the individual student, all they seem to want to do is have a chat. You start to wonder if it is worth planning the lesson at all.   Then there’s … Continue reading

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Tweaking Delayed Error Correction

One of the most difficult tasks for teachers is listening to the learners when they are speaking and finding appropriate things to give them feedback on. A common approach is to provide a delayed error correction slot when the learners … Continue reading

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50/50 correction: My favourite error correction technique

A simple but effective technique for on the spot ‘hot’ correction. Look at these example classroom interactions: Student: I /laɪked/ Paris very much. Teacher: You /laɪked/ or /laɪkt/? Student: /laɪkt/ Student: I have never ate Chinese food. Teacher: ate or eaten? … Continue reading

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