Tag Archives: using L1

Lessons in Welsh revisited

My blog was one year old yesterday and in the spirit of anniversaries I went back and re-read my first post  only to find that I’ve come round in a full circle.  No surprise really, it’s that time of year. … Continue reading

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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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One word lessons

Andrew Pickles recently wrote a great post about a one word lesson at Idle EFL thoughts .  His word was “hot” and the lesson that grew out of it is described here . It got me thinking about a blog … Continue reading

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