Summer 2017

As you leaf through the pages of this issue, you will notice how the underlying themes of the individual articles and their overt connections to each other suggest an ongoing dialogue in which the various views on English language teaching are reflecting and responding to one another: innovative classroom practices, curriculum design and development, the application of technology in learning/teaching strategies, the use of literature in language writing and reading, cultural dimensions of language teaching and learning, and the impact of language and educational policies on classroom practice.

Table of Contents


     ‘Teachers want to know answers to questions’: Dudley Reynolds on teacher research / Daniel Xerri


In imitation of Hockney: The value of teacher versatility / Daniel Xerri

Vocabulary-translation testing: Better options? / Laura Loder Buechel


Assessing Assessment: Two perspectives on the state and future of assessment – A conversation with Scott Thornbury and Anne Katz

/ Emilia Siravo


Signs of the times: Exploiting the urban linguistic landscape as a language learning resource / Damian Williams

Versatile stories: Creative Writing in a Conflict Zone and its impact on Swiss learners of English / Elsbeth Mäder

Creative warmers: From stones to poems / Caroline Grünig-Manton

The first lesson of the school year / Susanne Oswald

Drill bits / Lee Shutler

‘Bottom-up’ testing – How could it work? / Geoff Tranter

Managing advanced students in the EFL classroom/ Orbal Jones

The future of presentations is storytelling with data: Now what does it mean for the EFL profession? / Benjamin Haymond

Making the most of MOOCS / Genevieve White

Changing the table arrangement for BYOD / Timothy Black

Building virtual bridges: Developing an international tandem link between universities in Austria and Ireland / Aleksandra Sudhershan

        and Jennifer Bruen

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