Welcome to Clare’s ELT Compendium and thank you for your visit!
- Are you an English language teacher, tutor or trainer?
- Do you wish you had easier access to and/or more time to read the latest publications and research reports on language teaching practices?
- Do you ever wonder how applied linguistics and language acquisition research can translate into effective ELT activities and materials?
- Then you are absolutely in the right place!
On my blog, you will find lots of different types of posts related to ELT: book reviews, continued professional development tips, self-reflections, or opinion-pieces on contraversial topics. Most importantly, though, you can join my attempt to bridge the gap between research and classroom practice, as you will find readable summaries of relevant, up-to-date research studies as well as materials and lesson or activity ideas which apply the new pedagogical insights in practical ways!
I started the blog so that I can share my passion for so many different aspects of English language teaching and engage with colleagues beyond my immediate teaching context. I am brimming over with enthusiasm for language education, and excited about sharing ideas and reflecting on our experiences and professional practices as ELT teachers and writers. I believe that all teaching and training should have a sound pedagogical underpinning, based on relevant research findings, and aim to provide this kind of lesson plans and materials here. One day, I hope that the gap between research and the classroom will be closed, with teachers themselves engaging in and publishing research into good pedagogical practice! Until then, though, I will use ClaresELTCompendium to keep building bridges, and hope that I can encourage more teachers, materials writers, and researchers to start crossing them!
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