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What is the Postmethod Pedagogy?

Hello, my dear educators! Have you ever heard of postmethod pedagogy? The postmethod pedagogy presents a new view of the relationship between theory and practice. Kumaradivelu (2006) discussed the development of language teaching methods throughout the centuries. She stated that the methods developed from the language-centered methods to learner-centered methods, and finally to learning-centered methods. …

Climate Change Causes and Effects: Drawing a Scientific Model with Young Learners

In the last few years my perspective on environmental education changed greatly – before starting, I was focused on pollution and spreading awareness. Now, when it comes to climate change, my main focus shifted to deforestation as a cause for many other effects related to climate change. Scientific modeling helped me organize my thoughts and …

aliceinmethodologyland.com 3 Strategies for Giving Efficient Feedback: Guest Post by Victor Mejia

3 Strategies for Giving Efficient Feedback: Guest Post by Victor Mejia

Hi, my dear colleagues! I am proudly presenting a new guest post by an amazing EFL teacher from El Salvador, Victor Mejia! He will share many practical examples on how to give effective feedback, along with screenshots. Enjoy! “What did the teacher write on your homework?”  I hated this question related to teachers giving feedback …

The Macrostrategic Framework in Language Learning: Do all Teachers Follow it?

Hi, my dear colleagues! Have you ever hear of the macrostrategic framework? If not, keep reading to see if you can recognize it in your eclectic teaching methods! All of the methods presented in this website fall into the category of the microstrategic framework. Kumaravadivelu (2006, pp 199-214), created the macrostrategic framework with a goal …

The Participatory Approach to Language Teaching & Why Should You Use it

Hello, my dear colleagues! This article is an article in the series of articles related to language teaching methodology and it is related to the participatory approach. What is the participatory approach to language teaching? The participatory approach is similar to content-based instruction, but in this approach, the content emerges from the students’ answers and …

FREE Online ELT Conferences with Certificates in 2021 (Regularly Updated)

Hello, my dear colleagues! Welcome to the post about free online ELT conferences. I will keep updating it as soon as I come across some new conferences for English teachers. For now, here are two free conferences with certificates organized by Oxford and MacMillan. Explore the schedules below and apply! Let’s explore some free online …

Sustainable Development – Decreasing the ELT Footprint🌎

Hello, my dear colleagues! Other than storytelling, environmental education is one of my favorite topics ever and I can always spend so much time just talking about it. I had the honor to present some bits and pieces of my research on the 18th Annual ELTA Serbia conference. About the conference The conference program had …

Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. In this article, I will discuss various approaches, share a lot of activities, and my teaching philosophy when it comes to literacy instruction. I will discuss the balanced approach, CLIL, and storytelling with a …