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Embedding English: Staging a recap session with the vocabulary box

The vocabulary box Many teachers review key words and terminology by having a vocabulary box to store word cards in class and then providing opportunities for recap through games and tasks. This bank of word cards builds up session by … Continue reading

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Embedding English: Using your glossary more effectively to develop vocabulary skills

Many teachers I meet are using glossaries as a repository for key vocabulary on their courses. It can be helpful to make explicit links between the language in the glossary and your delivery during the course and here are some … Continue reading

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Supporting colleagues with embedding English: tips for coaches and trainers

Identify priority areas for embedding English with your colleagues – start from one or two aspects of English that learners have difficulties with Emphasise the benefits for learners of embedding English and ask colleagues to identify opportunities to do this … Continue reading

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Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners: February 25th 2015 at Bilborough College

Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners https://www.atl.org.uk/events/nottingham-derby-training.asp The CPD event is open to all educational professionals from across the sectors, secondary and FE/SFC. ATL members and non-members are able to attend the CPD afternoon for FREE! Attendees can arrive … Continue reading

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15 practical classroom strategies for helping students with vocabulary

Pre-teach a few key words before tackling reading or writing tasks. Choose words which are important in the context of the task/text, and highlight vocational or academic jargon which they may not come across in everyday life Labelling – take … Continue reading

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Embedding English and Maths: Resource Sites for Vocational Teachers and Functional Skills Practitioners

The resource site for embedding maths and English for vocational areas is: http://www.skillsworkshop.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise lots of short exercises for students to develop their grammar, punctuation and other skills here. Great for extension exercises for stretch and challenge or for an additional … Continue reading

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Embedding English: The Explicitness Factor

When delivering recent training sessions on embedding English I have noted the issue of explicitness arising in conversation again and again. Teachers have made comments such as: I know I am aware of tackling English at different points but it is … Continue reading

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Embedding English: 13 Strategies for Teaching Key Words

 Pre teach four or five key words before tackling reading or writing tasks or starting the lesson. Choose words that are important in the context of the task/text and focus on vocational jargon that students may not come across in … Continue reading

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The Vocabulary Box: 6 easy activities for revising language

On many courses, there is plenty of vocabulary and technical terminology that students need to learn. The vocabulary box is a great way to incorporate regular recycling of this language with very little effort on the teacher’s part. The teacher … Continue reading

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