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YLTSIG Blog

Welcome to the YLTSIG Blog! Each month we will be featuring a different guest blogger to share their ideas, experiences and reflections on an aspect of YLT from a range of children’s and teenagers’ English language learning contexts around the world.

Literacy Lessons for Lower Secondary Learners

Zahra Zuhair The right approach When I first started teaching literacy for lower secondary Arabic speakers, one of my biggest challenges was lesson planning. Literacy learners usually work at a slower pace but lower secondary...


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Dealing effectively with challenging parents, care-givers and home contacts

Sarah Findlay For the most part, parents / care-givers and educators share a common goal. We eye-roll at the silliness, smile at the creativity, take joy in the successes and marvel when expectations are exceeded....


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Exploratory Approaches with Secondary Learners & Teacher Well Being

Bruno Andrade What have you been pedagogically pondering about recently? What actions could you take to improve your own teacher well being?  I am one of the co-founders of BrELT, a community dedicated to professional...


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Preventing Plagiarism in Secondary ELT – A Case for Learner Training

Virginia Parker Plagiarism is, unfortunately, a part of just about every secondary English language course, no matter in which country you work, and no matter if your context is a language school, an international school,...


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IATEFL YLTSIG Pre-Conference Event: 21st Century Values Education in TEYLs (Glasgow, 3rd April, 2017)

Shay Coyne The theme of the 2017 YLTSIG Pre-Conference Event (PCE) was Values Education, an area increasingly in the spotlight as we become more globally interconnected. The YLTSIG PCE did more than just showcase Values...


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Raising Secondary Learners’ EDI Awareness in Closed Contexts – Challenges & Opportunities

Rachael Pooley In this blog post, I share experiences of teaching secondary young learners in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Having taught in various contexts in Asia for 15 years, these two particular learning and teaching...


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Choice in the Secondary ELT Classroom – Reflections & Suggestions

Katherine Bilsborough I started thinking about Choice in explicit terms a couple of years ago. Whenever I’m researching aspects of learning or teaching – for a writing project,  a teacher training event, or a blog...


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Inclusive Secondary ELT – Promoting The ‘Feel-Good’ Factor

Rachael Harris The term ‘well-being’ has always seemed a tad wishy-washy for a northern British lass like myself so I’m using ‘feel-good’ in this blog post instead. For me it’s more concrete, more to do...


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