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Keeping Teaching Current – Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Creative Thinking in the Classroom

KEEPING TEACHING CURRENT. Creative Thinking in the Classroom. Written by Vanessa Kudeken (BROWNS English Language School teacher). One of my favourite things about teaching at  BROWNS is the commitment to ongoing teacher training. This year I had the privilege of going to the QLD PD Fest held at The University of Queensland in Brisbane1. I was […]

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Visual learning in the ESL classroom

In all facets of education, learning activities are designed to cater for and appeal to a variety of learning styles (Click here to read the article "What is your learning style?"). In Fleming's VARK model, these styles are generalized into three main types: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. English language schools in Australia are no exception […]

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Can robots replace English Language teachers?

It used to be the fact that robots were only good for cleaning the carpet or testing compatibility on 80s date shows. But now they are heading to an English language course near you! Currently, in South Korea, students are being taught English via robots remotely controlled by teachers in the Philippines. Now this initiative […]

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Personalised Learning

As the old saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall”. This applies to many situations in life, including education.  An English language classroom is an exciting mix of different cultures, personalities, life skills and professions.  Often the only commonality seems to be the motivation to learn English in Australia.  So, what of the differences? […]

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Use Students’ Names!

Names are important Nearly every culture believes names are extremely important. The reasons for giving babies particular names can be family tradition, culture, religion or a combination of all these factors. As people grow up, the first thing they learn to say and write are their names and the names of people they love. In […]

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