In this article, Northcott, Gillies and Coutlon explore their students' perceptions of how effective online formative feedback was for improving their postgraduate academic writing, and aim to highlight best practices for online writing feedback.
Colleagues and I have long since been aware of the lack of proper research and appropriate source use in our students' EAP and academic essays. We decided to offer a one-hour workshop on researching in the library at our university, and enlisted the help of an expert - the library representative for our subject area. We thought … Continue reading What library research skills training do EAP / undergrad students really need?
Much is said in published literature about the necessity of EAP students reading authentic academic texts, and also about providing scaffolding and support for them to do so. I believe lecturers and academic tutors teaching their subject content in English and/or on a CLIL-based approach will also need to help students digest the readings for their … Continue reading Reading Support Worksheets for EAP
"Achieving Phonology's Potential in the ELT Classroom" - A very inspiring talk by Adam Scott on 5th April at IATEFL 2017 in Glasgow. In his talk, Adam presented his manifesto, a call to arms, to bring about a shift towards higher awareness of the importance of phonology in ELT. He's convinced that we will experience … Continue reading Phonology in ELT – A Manifesto
Sarah Mercer's plenary on 5th April was a hit! Her topic "Connecting minds: language learner and teacher psychologies" struck a chord with many in the audience. If you couldn't watch it live, you can catch up here, thanks to the British Council and Iatefl Online! Plenary session by Sarah Mercer | IATEFL Online//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js">Plenary session by … Continue reading Sarah Mercer at #iatefl2017
Dr Jenny Skipp Exhibiting CLIL: Developing Student Skills through project-based learning My dear colleague Jenny has just held her first ever presentation at an iatefl conference! It was a very well delivered talk, with a perfect balance of theory and practical ideas teachers can adapt into their own teaching. It'll probably be of most interest with … Continue reading Exhibiting CLIL: Developing student skills through project-based learning
This is my first post from Glasgow as a registered iatefl online blogger! And it's about the first talk I attended at the conference - A talk by Katherine Bilsborough as part of the MaWSIG SIG day. In this interesting and inspirng talk, Kath talked us through a small investigation of some principles of ELT … Continue reading Principles of ELT Materials Writing