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!


What is ELT? Team

September 27, 2017

Collocations are words that are commonly used together. Collocations are usually categorised according to the words that form them: adjective + noun, adverb + adjective, verb+ adverb, etc. The teaching and learning of collocations became more prominent with the advent...

September 22, 2017

While-listening or While-reading is a stage, or group of stages frequently found in lessons that aim at helping students develop receptive skills, such as listening or reading. This is the moment where students are actually exposed to the recorded or written text.


September 15, 2017

Padlet is a website that provides users with a digital canvas. The user can post text, videos and images from a mobile device or a desktop. One of the great appeals of Padlet for classroom use is the fact that many people can post to the same board at the same time, ma...

September 15, 2017

Reading is a cognitive process in which we decode symbols in order to extract meaning from them. Reading – along with listening – is a receptive skill. That means that we do not need to produce information when we read, but else receive it and comprehend it. In order t...

September 15, 2017

In this post, we'll talk about sentence stress (or prominence) and how it can be taught. We even include an activity for you to try out!

September 15, 2017

Would you like to know more about the objectives and structure of the CELTA?

September 15, 2017

In this post, we describe what a pre-reading or pre-listeninig is, as well as provide an example and tips on how to use them in the classroom.

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