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Posts by ELT Planning

EAL: Choosing and using sources (History)

My last post was a quick insight into my day-to-day planning for EAL in Primary. Here’s a day-to-day snippet from Secondary. I mainly work in […]

Why I work for free (sometimes)

I take on materials development work for free sometimes. I appreciate that not everyone has time to do that, can afford to, or might want […]

Seesaw for EAL and young learners

Someone contacted me last week in a panic. ‘Aaargh, we’re going to start using Seesaw – any tips? Is it easy? Can you do a […]

Review: Work It Out with Business Idioms

Scroll to *get on with it, Pete* for review. Do you remember that BBC article about how rubbish us native speakers can be at communication? […]

Review: Eduland Writing Project

Eduland is a short story project for the China ELT market. You write short fiction texts for young learners, add a few comprehension questions (guidance […]

Materials writing news and views, March 2021

Mostly new releases, plus references to Premier League sticker albums… New releases English Code – Mary Roulston. Dinosaur on the front cover, win. Cambridge Primary […]

Materials Development Task 11: Future-proofing

Think… Have you ever created a resource that aged quickly? What aspects/features of a published resource might make it more susceptible to ‘ageing’? How could […]

Review: Retrieval Practice

This resource by Kate Jones (2019) is a concise overview of all things retrieval practice – theory, research and classroom implementation. It begins by defining […]

Materials Development Task 10: Knowledge and the notes

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

Materials Development Task 8: Questions

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

Materials Development Task 9: Functional language

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

Materials Development Task 7: Tomlinson’s principles

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

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