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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.

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What is ELT? Team

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...

April 9, 2018

The 52nd Annual International IATEFL conference starts this Monday and What is ELT? will be there to bring you all news and updates about the event.  

IATEFL stands for the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Being a member of IA...

March 28, 2018

Does practice make perfect?

Providing learners with practice activities is an essential step to help them use language confidently. In this video, we give definitions, examples and practical tips to help you design effective practice activities for your lessons. 

St...

March 20, 2018

Defining lesson aims is the first step to prepare an effective lesson. When you set a clear aim, it is easier to make decisions about materials, procedures and the stages that should be present in the lesson. Setting aims and assessing whether you were able to achieve...

October 26, 2017

The KASA is a framework for professional development that takes into account four areas suggested by Donald Freeman in his seminal 1989 article ‘Teacher training, development and decision making: a model of teaching and related strategies for language teacher education...

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