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This roundup of blog posts written by BE/ESP teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers includes personal professional blogs and regular or guest posts for a magazine or publisher. Written for two separate target groups, viz. learners vs. peers, their purpose varies widely:
- to reflect on personal development
- to share materials and start discussions
- to market oneself, or a group of authors, to peers and clients
- to organize communications with students and clients.
For a summary of all of the posts, take a quiz to test yourself on whether you’d want to read that particular post more thoroughly. Each question contains the link you need, and background on the author.
(quiz made using http://www.proprofs.com software)
A very warm thank you to all of the bloggers or featured guest authors who contributed to this carnival (in the order they arrived):
- Ian McMaster / Business Spotlight: International English
- Deborah Capras / Business Spotlight / Wise Words: Sarah Palin’s Shakespearean Tweets
- Jason Renshaw / English Raven: The best approach to exam prep is an unplugged one
- Virginia Allum / EMP English for Nursing and Health: For ESP to work, keep it real
- Nick Robinson / English for Marketing: Is there such as a thing as “general principles for the teaching of ESP”?
- Karenne Sylvester / Business English ~5 mins: Common errors
- Karenne Sylvester / Kalinago English: Wiki that company!
- Aleksandra Luczak / 1. Business and Legal English Blog for N.E.Body (the quiz refers to this post). 2. English for Polish Students of Law
- OUP ELT Global / Sam McCarter: What was the question?
- OUP ELT Global / John Hughes: Take time to teach negotiating
- OUP ELT Global / Vicki Hollett: Activities for techies
- Vicki Hollett / Learning to speak ‘merican: Got any time to spare?
- Candy van Olst / Candy’s Blog: Is THIS dogme, perhaps?
- Eric Roth / Compelling Conversations: Have You Added Informational Interviews to Your Advanced ESL Class Yet?
- Alex Case / TEFLtastic: Getting Away with Games in Business English Classes
- Stewart Tunnicliff / Goodopenenglish: Creative Writing for English learners
- Evan Frendo / English for the Workplace: On teaching the language of meetings
- Sue Lyon-Jones / The PLN Staff Lounge: When Good Workplaces Go Bad
- Jennifer Verschoor / My integrating technology journey: Best websites to teach writing
- Mike Harrison: Techno Tool Tames Transcription Trouble
- Betty Carlson / Forever Teaching : Oh, I just don’t know where to begin
- Shelly Terrell / Teacher Reboot Camp: Goal-Setting with English Language Learners
- OUP ELT Global / Shelly Terrell: Motivating Adult Learners
- Vicky Loras: Teaching Business English in Switzerland
- Pete Sharma / PSA: Business English materials in the digital age: what’s new?
- Delta Publishing / Nicky Hockly: Teaching Online 5: Five steps to becoming a (good) online tutor