Teaching Speaking Based on ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Material for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Students

Author: Ramadhani, P.

Recommended by: María Isabel Jiménez González

“Although it is a rather dense and theoretical article, teachers using EMI can get some hints and tips related to the oral communication of their (computer engineering) students.”

Content-Based Instruction: A Relevant Approach of Language Teaching

Author: Bula, O.

Recommended by: María Isabel Jiménez González

“From page 75 onwards, an example lesson plan and materials are shown, based on the discipline of chemistry, where listening strategies are applied to understand lectures, both in class and in lectures. It seems to be more focused on students, but teachers could use the expressions in handout #2 and 4.”

Lecturer’s Strategies in English Speaking Class

Author: Daddi, H. & Ul Haq, M. Z.

Recommended by: David Carrascosa Cañego

“This research aimed to reveal what strategies were applied by lecturers in English speaking class, how those strategies were applied and to know the students’ perceptions towards the use of those strategies.”

Exploring teachers’ oral explanations of new English lexical items in a Chinese university: Comparisons with dictionary information

Author: Macaro, E.

Recommended by: Alicia Fernández Barrera

“This article analyses EMI teachers’ discourse in a Chinese university, particularly oral explanations of unfamiliar lexical item in EMI subjects. It is a comparative study between oral explanations and the information provided by dictionaries in order to gain insights into the challenges teachers face when putting across the meaning of words which may not have direct equivalence in both languages.”

‘I can’t find the words now…’: Teacher Discourse Strategies and their Communicative Potential in Spanish- and English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education

Author: Sánchez-García, D.

Recommended by: Alicia Fernández Barrera

“This study examines the discourse strategies deployed in the teaching of the same disciplinary content through both their L1 and their L2 to examine the extent to which these strategies help teachers achieve their communicative goal. The study unveils the impact of the language of instruction on teachers’ communicative strategies and sheds light on teachers’ pressing linguistic needs.”

Classroom Management

Author: Delceva, J.

Recommended by: Francisco Javier Sánchez-Verdejo Pérez

“This article aims to uncover ways for teachers to manage their work with students in the classroom. Being an effective teacher means knowing how and with what to motivate students to learn. The teacher as an effective classroom manager needs to have skills to plan and prepare the educational process, to know how to organise the teaching and how to guide the class. In addition, an effective teacher needs to establish a positive classroom climate and work discipline. Furthermore, the teacher must be able to evaluate the progress of the students and self-evaluate his or her own work.”

Classroom Management in Foreign Language Education: An Exploratory Review

Author: Macías, D. F.

Recommended by: Francisco Javier Sánchez-Verdejo Pérez

“This paper examines studies in the area of foreign language classroom management. It is organised into three areas: the first deals with the particular characteristics of foreign language training that most influence classroom management. The second describes aspects of classroom management commonly encountered by foreign language teachers in practice; and the third presents alternatives for reducing the negative impact of classroom management in the foreign language area.”

Evidence-based Classroom Behaviour Management Strategies

Author: Parsonson, B. S.

Recommended by: Francisco Javier Sánchez-Verdejo Pérez

“This article reviews a range of evidence-based strategies for teachers to implement in order to reduce disruptive and challenging behaviours in their classrooms. These include a range of antecedents and strategies intended to help minimise disruptive behaviours and a range of those that provide positive consequences for appropriate student behaviours. Also included is information on teacher feedback and a review of strategies for improving teacher-pupil relationships.”