Our goal with What is ELT? is to help teachers, aspiring teachers and teacher educators with a quick reference guide of terminology, concepts and tools for the practice of English language teaching and professional development.

 

More than simple definitions, here you will find thoughts on the classroom implications of each topic, as well as suggestions on how to use them to boost lessons and continue developing professionally.

We hope to make What is ELT? more and more relevant by adding new topics and terms frequently. So, let us know what topic you'd be ineterested in and make sure you subscribe and follow us on our social media channels to know when a new post comes out!

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What is ELT? Team

September 28, 2018

Fluency is to some the holy grail of learning a language. However, it can be an elusive concept and different people see fluency in different ways. But what is fluency after all? And most importantly, how can teachers help learners speak more fluently?

In this post, we’...

September 10, 2018

Yesterday I posted on richmondshare.com about the reasons why I usually use pair work or smaal-group work.

Check it out and let us know in the comments what you see as reasons to use pair work in lessons!

See you soon!

http://www.richmondshare.com.br/the-two-of-you-the-tw...

August 23, 2018

The Communicative Approach – or Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) – is a teaching approach that highlights the importance of real communication for learning to take place. In this post, you’ll find definitions, examples and ideas for classroom activities.

Background...

August 7, 2018

An ice-breaker, or a warmer, is a (quick) activity which is used at the beginning of a course or a lesson to help the students and teacher get to know each other. In some lessons, ice-breakers may also be used as a means to revisit the content from the previous lesson...

August 4, 2018

Wondering how to teach English pronunciation more effectively? Here are definitions, examples, techniques and activity ideas for the classroom that may boost your lessons and help your learners be more successful!

Word stress is the emphasis we place in a specific...

July 29, 2018

The phonemic chart is a tool commonly used to help learners understand and produce the sounds in English pronunciation. It is comprised of a set of symbols, and each symbol represents a sound of the English language. 

The phonemic chart is a simplified version of the In...

July 23, 2018

Group cohesiveness is considered by some an essential component in the classroom for learning to take place. In this post, we’ll provide definitions for group cohesiveness, discuss its importance in learning and suggest ideas and tips for the classroom.

Defining group c...

June 11, 2018

Product Writing is an approach to teaching writing that focuses on students' final production, that is, the text they are asked to produce. There is enhanced importance in the end product and this affects the way a product writing lesson is staged. 

In the next section,...

June 4, 2018

Process Writing is an approach to teaching writing that allows the teacher and the students to go through the process of producing a text together. In process writing, students have the chance to think about what they are going to write, produce drafts, revise, edit, a...

May 23, 2018

Guided Discovery is a technique used to present and clarify language in an inductive and student-centred way. In this post, we’ll provide definitions, tips and downloadable Guided Discovery activities that you can adapt and use in your classroom.

Defining Guided Discove...

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