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December 2012
Pronunciation: Teaching a Segmental Contrast
by Donna Brinton
When teaching pronunciation to ELLs, segmental contrasts (the difference between two vowel or consonant sounds that are causing difficulties for students) is a fundamental activity.
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Self-Directed Learning: Personal Speaking Plans for Adult ELLs
by Alexandra Dylan Lowe
Speaking English outside of the ESL classroom is one of the biggest challenges many adult ELLs face. These tips can help students overcome their fear of speaking English in the real world. Read More
Lesson Plan: Creative Writing Story Starters
by Sarah Sahr
Creative writing is one of the best ways to get to know your students. The lesson plan here, for intermediate secondary or adult students, presents a new writing procedure that takes your students beyond the basics. Read More
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3 Novel Vocabulary Teaching Tips

by James Dunn

This month, try three new ways to approach vocabulary acquisition with your students. These tips make vocab brain friendly and easy to incorporate into your students' existing semantic networks. They stem from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, and they build on researched best practices. Read More

Free Activities From
New Ways in Teaching Young Children

The New Ways series is a collection of activities and exercises for classroom practice. Get three free activities from New Ways in Teaching Young Children here. Download available!  Read More

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