Daily Archives: April 2, 2011

10-Question Interview for Professor Paul Nation: ETJ Nagoya

Imagine you could interview Dr. Paul Nation, world-renowned researcher, teacher, and teacher trainer. Professor Nation is best known for his research into vocabulary learning and acquisition. You can ask 10 questions in ten minutes. What would you ask? This interview … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Effective Vocabulary Teaching Activities

There are many activities that can be used to teach and learn vocabulary, but they are not all equally effective. In this presentation, Professor Paul Nation will talk about the ten most effective vocabulary teaching activities. * Criteria (The best … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Nation Explains The 4-3-2 Fluency Activity

According to Paul Nation, “At every level of language proficiency, learners should try to be fluent, with what they already know.” This implies using approximately 25% of class time for fluency development. What are the criteria for a fluency activity? … Continue reading

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Hat-Trick: Wayne Rooney Scores Three Goals in 14 Minutes

Wayne Rooney does it again. It was the fifth time he’s done it – scored three goals in one match. A hat-trick. Who was the victim today? West Ham. They were actually winning 2-0. And then the Wayne Rooney show … Continue reading

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Ken Wilson’s Pecha Kucha: “The Diversity of Language”

Is Pecha Kucha fun? I think so. But if you are still skeptical, I’ve saved a special treat for you. Ken Wilson. Ken Wilson? Who’s Ken Wilson? Let me answer by giving you a word of advice. Hold your sides. … Continue reading

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Jamie Keddie Pecha Kucha – IATEFL Harrogate 2010

Who says Pecha Kucha is hard to do? Here’s Jamie Keddie, doing a Pecha Kucha, at IATEFL 2010. And as we can all see, it’s totally easy to do. Even I could do it, after having seen Jamie in action. … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha in the EFL Classroom and A Pecha Kucha (on Pecha Kucha)

Two years ago I, Thomas Baker, saw my first Pecha Kucha. It was when I was working at Universidad Andrés Bello at Campus Casona in Santiago with the students in the English Pedagogy program. I admit I’ve been fascinated by … Continue reading

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The Sound of Talking: Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha & ELT Pinterest: Thomas Jerome Baker Paperback books on Pinterest by Thomas Jerome Baker Wikipedia gives us the following info: “Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [pet͡ɕa ku͍̥t͡ɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation methodology… Pecha Kucha Night was devised in … Continue reading

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IB Learner Profile: What’s That?

International Baccalaureate: Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker Pinterest: Thomas Jerome Baker Paperback books on Pinterest by Thomas Jerome Baker IB Learner Profile The global search for high-quality education, embedded in high-performing education systems, has taken on mythical proportions, almost … Continue reading

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International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Programme

The “IB” is the International Baccalaureate. The Middle Years Programme is a part of the IB. What else can I tell you? It’s rigorous. It’s demanding. It’s challenging. Anything else? IB programs are recognized around the world. The curriculum and … Continue reading

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