Reading Time: 6 minutesThis post explores cognitive load theory and its relevance for education in general and language education in particular.
Reading Time: 5 minutesFlipped learning has become a popular tool to increase student agency over learning and to create variety in the ways that students can engage with educational content. Recently, there has been some question about how students respond to flipped learning and whether or not it is effective in achieving educational goals. This article seeks to address that gap.
Reading Time: 7 minutesCritical thinking is one of those key skills that all disciplines, ELT included, have been trying to implement in their…
Reading Time: 4 minutesFlipped learning, along with other student-centered pedagogies, have received increased attention in TESOL. This article extends current disciplinary understandings about flipped learning by localizing advances from outside TESOL to English language teaching.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article describes a motivational framework called directed motivational current (DMC), which advocates getting a focused vision, blasting into hyperdrive, staying in the zone, riding a directed motivational current, experiencing eudaimonic well-being and authenticity, and finally landing with feelings of joyful fulfillment, job done.
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis Research Bite looks at the Reading to Learn (R2L) method as well as additional research on its effectiveness.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis study proposes a New General Service List, compiled on the basis of four language corpora including a total of over 12 billion running words. ‘The New GSL is conceived of as a list of the most frequent English vocabulary [in British English] suitable for both receptive and productive use, primarily intended for beginner learners.’