Monthly Archives: January 2011

Guest post by Fiona Mauchline

Translation – the conversation continues I’m delighted to be able to welcome Fiona Mauchline as a guest blogger on Close up.  It was a conversation with Fiona and Mike Harrison (itself inspired by a recent #eltchat session on twitter)  that … Continue reading

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A second look at translation

In my last post I promised to follow up with some more examples of activities involving translation.  I was going to write about translation activities I’d used when I was working in Hungary, with a monolingual group, and no idea … Continue reading

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A close up on translation

Inspired by the twitter #ELTchat conversation yesterday about using translation in class, I’ve decided to take a closer look at a couple of my favourite translation activities.  (I have to confess that I wasn’t actually able to take part in … Continue reading

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A bang or a whimper?

Our class blog has got a new name and a new direction.  The name change is not very revolutionary, nor very original – we’ve gone from Autumn 2010 to Winter 2011 –  but the direction maybe is (for us anyway) … Continue reading

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