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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 my yearly free online conferences post. 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! πŸ€— ELTOC 2021 Block 1: 25th …

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 …

Multiple Inteligences Theory in the ELT Classroom – Adapting Your Instruction to Fit Students’ Learning Styles

Conducting academic research and writing articles or papers is another way for educators to have quality professional development and close their own learning gaps. Our research focuses on CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction and 21st century skills. My colleague Nevena MarkoviΔ‡ and I conducted our first big research at the beginning of 2019. We presented our research at the …

Inclusion, ESL teaching & The Activity Theory Model

How does inclusion in the ESL classroom happen? Is it even possible? The basic principle of inclusion states that all children have equal rights to education, regardless of their personal characteristics, cultural, or religious background. Let’s talk about the activity theory model! πŸ‘‡ SaviΔ‡ (2009b: 11) adds that β€œhumanistic teaching principles can be used asguidelines for …

Storytelling Methodology for Young Learners: Activities & an Example Lesson Plan

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will discuss storytelling methodology according to Shin and Crandall (2014) and showcase successful examples of storytelling, along with using digital tools. Storytelling should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but in our country almost no one uses it. The main reason for this is that …