Peter Waters explains how working in the Gulf provides unlimited opportunities for teachers to initiate ICT projects — and describes how this positive atmosphere benefits both teachers and students.
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.
Now more than ever before, writing goes beyond the classroom. Practical Writing, a Finalist in the 2017 British Council ELTons Awards, aims to teach learners the writing skills needed in everyday situations — from Facebook to persuasive essays. To find out more about...
‘You may have heard that during the war, people could be sentenced to jail or fined if they were caught learning a foreign language.’ In this month’s interview, Khlaing Reaksmeypich discusses the unique challenges faced by teachers of English in Cambodia.
Teacher involvement is fundamental to the success of online resources. Julia Ker from the University of Surrey talks to Andrew Stokes about how the Language Study Area makes a success of self-study resources through awareness building, advice and, above all, teacher participation.
Paul Liu from the Future Education Research Center in Guangdong discusses the role of online learning in China, and considers the uneasy relationship between teachers and computers.