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Federico Riva


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Accuracy vs. Fluency When Speaking | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In any lesson the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are important. When we focus our activities on speaking, how should we approach the issue of speaking fluency versus speaking accuracy? In this blog we will consider these two factors and look at where they apply in real lesson examples.

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Classroom Materials: Books, Teaching Aids and Other Materials | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Whenever you bring or use a technological device to the classroom, you can, by Murphy’s Law, expect it to malfunction in some way. In this blog we will consider what you should be aware of with different technologies and how you can be best prepared for their use in the classroom.

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Business English: Do’s and Don’ts | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The teaching of Business English has a number of differences from teaching regular classes in a school. The student groupings are often mixed and they will be learning English for a whole variety of reasons. In this blog we look at some of the do’s and don’ts of teaching BE.

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Games in the Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Games can be very useful in all stages of a lesson if used correctly. As most games are not invented for use as EFL activities they will need to be adapted. In this blog we will look at a couple of very well known games and how they can be used for speaking practice activities.

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Discipline in the EFL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Discipline in the classroom is an important aspect of the overall rapport you build with your classes. In this blog we will look at some of the major factors that can affect how our classes behave.

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Building and Maintaining Rapport in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Classroom interaction is in part dependent upon the relationship that exists between the students and the teacher. This relationship involves the rapport that exists within the classroom. In this blog we will consider some techniques to help build rapport in the classroom.

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Sample ESA lesson: Patchwork ESA | ITTT | TEFL Blog

When using the ESA methodology, there are a number of lesson formats available. In the third of this series we look at a Patchwork lesson. What does a Patchwork lesson look like and for what level of student is it most appropriate?

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The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample ESA Boomerang Lesson | ITTT | TEFL Blog

When using the ESA methodology, there are a number of lesson formats available. In the second of this series we look at a Boomerang lesson. What does a boomerang lesson look like and for what level of student is it most appropriate?

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The ESA Methodology of Teaching - Sample Straight Arrow ESA Lesson | ITTT | TEFL Blog

In this blog post, we will look at an actual example of an ESA straight arrow lesson plan. We will include examples of the activities used and their purpose. You can adapt this plan to a variety of other uses and levels.

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Different Types of ESA Lessons | ITTT | TEFL Blog

We explained in the previous ESA blog how Harmer had realized that the ESA format would become predictable if that was the only type of lesson. Here we explore the other two types of format he suggested, what they involve and who they are generally for.

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Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - ESA Methodology | ITTT | TEFL Blog

ESA is a three-stage methodology where each of the letters represents a particular phase of the lesson. The first one being called the Engage phase, the second the Study phase and the final one the Activate phase.

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Theories, Methods & Techniques of Teaching - Suggestopedia | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Developments in the study of Psychology starting from the 1950's led to new theories of learning. These theories were translated into new methods. One such method was called Suggestopedia. What does this method involve and how effective does it appear to be?

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