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Fluency and Accuracy Activities: Striking a Balance

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

In everyday usage, fluent is often used interchangeably with proficient, as in, He’s pretty fluent in Arabic. But in language teaching, fluency is a bit more technical and just one component of language proficiency, often discussed in tandem with accuracy: … Continue reading

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Video Self-Modeling: 5 Ideas for Adult ESOL

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

In a recent TESOL Journal article, Boisvert and Rao (2015) discuss a fascinating classroom technique called video self-modeling (VSM). Although VSM has its roots in psychology, and Boisvert and Rao’s article focuses on its use with K–12 ELLs, this technique … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Teaching Charlatans: 5 Red Flags

Karen Taylor de Caballero
Karen Taylor de Caballero

When was the last time you turned to the Internet to solve a problem or find an answer to a question? Minutes ago, right? Well, guess what: Our students are doing it too, and many of them are looking for … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

On Friday and Saturday, I attended many wonderful presentations with a focus on speaking. Here are three of them that I found most useful, and what I learned; I hope it can help you in your teaching: Replacing “Long” and … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking Sessions

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

Some days, I wish I could switch places with my students, and spend the day soaking in knowledge about language.  (Then again, I’m sure some of my IEP students would love to skip ahead in their careers and become instructors!) … Continue reading

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