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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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July 21, 2019

In this post, we’ll talk about the two processes we use to comprehend written and spoken texts: top down and bottom up. We’ll talk about the difficulties students face when reading and listening to texts, provide definitions, real examples of the processes taking place...

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.

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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 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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