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Graded Readers and 21st Century Skills

Graded readers then and now Using graded readers to help learners to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills is not a recently discovered English teaching technique. In the 1920s, for instance, Dr Michael West edited a series called … Continue reading


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21st Century Skills and the Path to Fluency

Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina are American ELT authors and teacher-trainers who have taught young learners in Japan for 25 years. They are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and Oxford Discover, courses for young learners published by Oxford University … Continue reading


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21st Century Skills in ELT Part 2: the question-centred approach

Shaun Crowley has worked as an EFL teacher and a marketing manager for an international ELT publisher. He is the founder of www.linguavote.com, an e-learning platform for learners of English that features social learning and gamification. Follow Shaun on Twitter: … Continue reading


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21st Century Skills in ELT Part 1: The rise of 21st Century Skills

Shaun Crowley has worked as an EFL teacher and a marketing manager for an international ELT publisher. He is the founder of Lingua Vote, an e-learning platform for learners of English that features social learning and gamification. Follow Shaun on … Continue reading


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Teaching more than English – giving students the professional skills to succeed

Disrupting our definition of Business English in the 21st Century In a recent Washington Post article entitled ‘The surprising thing Google learned about its employees – and what it means for today’s students’, it was reported that Google had carried … Continue reading