This is an ELT Edublog which aims to serve primarily as a source of information, suggestions and materials for EFL teachers on ELT methodology and EFL learning issues in an attempt to reflect on one’s teaching practice and to improve or enrich one’s school routine by adopting a more learner-centered approach in a differentiated, autonomous and motivating way.
More specifically, its main purpose is to supply EFL teachers with alternative and innovative teaching ideas for their classroom by recommending a variety of stimulating materials, worksheets, lesson plans, multimedia tools (e.g. youtube videos) and applications (e.g. how to create puzzles, bubblesnaps, comics, etc) in order to motivate and activate one’s students through enjoyable, creative and interactive tasks. It also focuses on the ‘dynamic’ use of new technologies and e-learning in EFL education beyond the traditional ‘static’ learning methods based on school textbooks and the conventional classroom board so far. In this respect, EFL teachers are encouraged to take initiatives and become active course designers, developers and creators by reflecting upon, revising, improving and adjusting the existing curricula to the actual language needs, learning styles and preferences of their students.
Last but not least, it includes English articles on TEFL and Greek articles on ELT methodology, new technologies, educational research, teacher training and distance lifelong learning to offer some theoretical and research perspectives drawn from the relevant and the general educational literature which may have useful pedagogical implications and a great impact on ELT practice.
Maria D. Tzotzou (MA), (MEd), (MEd in TESOL)
State EFL Teacher