In this article, first published last month in the China Supplement of the EL Gazette, Jocelyn Wan outlines the Chinese approach to language teaching, and explains how the communicative approach clashes with elements of East Asian culture.
When she took over the self-access centre at Hong Kong Education University, Dr Jessie Choi realised that ‘physical learning material was no longer a strong attraction.’ This is the story of her vision of a new approach to self-access language learning, based on social interaction.
What level of service should you demand from your ESL software supplier? Samuel Sheinberg draws on 20 years of experience with NAS Software to offer some tips.
Can a test run on a student’s device ever be secure? What’s to stop a test taker looking up the answers on the Internet? What, in fact, does ‘secure’ mean in the context of a placement test?
eLearning Forum Asia was in Hong Kong this year, and the hottest topic was Generation Alpha.
The requirement for a 7.0 in IELTS Writing is stopping nurses in the Philippines from travelling to the UK, and is proving a headache to the National Health Service. Dr Victoria Clark describes how her team is analysing the problem and coming up with solutions.
This month, we look at two examples of how modestly-funded, locally sensitive projects can start to bridge the technology gap in East Africa.
Sean McDonald of telc catches up with Adrian Raper at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow. He discusses his philosophy of testing, and the steady move from paper-based exams towards digital language assessment.
Andrew Stokes explains the vision behind ELTons finalist Practical Writing: helping students with all the texts they write (including WhatsApp); and finding a rationale to match technology to activity type.