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Humanising Language Teaching
Humanising Language Teaching
Humanising Language Teaching


Introducing this issue of HLT Magazine

Contributor's Guidelines

Major Articles

  1. The Underachieving Students’ Attempt to Cope with the Writing Tasks
    Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło, Poland
  2. A Phonological Analysis of Errors Made by Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners: A Focus on Prosodic Features
    Mehdi Mirzaei, Seyed Mahdi Araghi and Mohammad Reza Hasannejad, Iran
  3. Students’ Impressions of Using Educational Manga
    Erina Ogawa, Japan
  4. Developing Pragmatic Skills and Conversational Strategies in Speaking Competence
    Talat Bulut, Selcuk Bilgin, Huseyin Uysal, Turkey


Testing Times: Summer 2014 Edition
Geoff Tranter, Germany

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Short Articles

  1. An Investigation to Establish the Impact of Synthetic Phonics on Teaching Children with English as an Additional Language to Read
    Anne Hardy, UK
  2. The Importance of Teaching Intonation in EFL Classes
    María Gabriela Valenzuela Farías, Chile
  3. An Incredibly Simple and Effective Marking Scheme for Young Learners’ Written Work
    Alex Case, Japan
  4. Techniques for Teaching Adolescent Learners
    Martin Sketchley, UK
  5. Differentiated Reading and Writing Instruction with Technology
    Cindy Chia-Hui Shen, Taiwan
  6. Code Switching Between English and the Cyber Language through Computer-Mediated Communication: Discussion of Integrating Code-Switching in ESL Classroom
    Nadia Nsir and Entisar Elsherif, Libya
  7. To Be(come) or Not to Be(come)
    Cesar Elizi, Brazil
  8. 12 Points My 2-Year-Old Reminded Me Of: So I Can Manage My EFL Classes More Effectively
    Sezgi Yalin, Northern Cyprus
  9. Learner Autonomy and Learner Training At Tertiary Level In Turkey
    Seyit Omer Gok, Turkey
CLELE Journal

Ideas from the Corpora

Basic global english: A Leaner Lingua Franca for Equality in Global Communication
Bill Templer, Bulgaria

Lesson Outlines

  1. The Things They Said: Using Quotations for Teaching
    Simon Mumford, Turkey
  2. Using Narratives to Present an Integrated Approach to the Development of Target Language Skills and Linguistic Knowledge
    Carol Griffith and Jiydegul Alymidin Kyzy, Turkey
  3. A Series of Worksheets for Pretty Shrewd by Clive Duncan
    Kristina Leitner and Andrew Milne-Skinner, Austria
  4. Activities for Bored Invigilators: Part 2
    Simon Mumford, Turkey
  5. Visiting Exciting Toruń – an Interdisciplinary Project for High School Students
    Aleksandra Zaparucha, Poland
  6. Probing Cultures: a Checklist for Intercultural Dignity Researchers
    Francisco Gomes de Matos, Brazil

Student Voices

Student Voices in a Word Cloud
found on the Internet by Hanna Kryszewska, Poland


  1. Short Book Reviews
    Hanna Kryszewska, Poland
  2. David Crystal Interviews Hilary Crystal, Author of the Children's Techno-fantasy Novel, The Memors
    David Crystal and Hilary Crystal, UK
  3. Review of English Hero - Texthelp's English Language Learning Software
    Chris Pim, UK
  4. Smart Solutions: An Evolution in Educational Publishing
    James Hall, South Korea
  5. Language Learning Unlocked
    author’s review by Andrew Weiler, Australia

An Old Exercise

Wanna a Dictation? Yes, Please! - Two Funny Dictations for Bored Students (and Teachers)
Aleksandra Zaparucha, Poland

Pilgrims Course Outline

  1. Course Outline: Creating a Humanistic Learning Community
    Simon Marshall, Pilgrims, UK
  2. After the Conference
    Danijela Bojanić, Serbia
  3. Glimpses from the Making Thinking Visible in the ELT Classroom Course at Pilgrims, July 2014
    Anna Cegiełka, Poland, Lauro Delgado and Jose Perez Cloquell, Spain, and Anne Marie Van den Top, the Netherlands

Readers Letters

Teacher Resource Books Review

  1. New English Grammar in Use App, Cambridge
  2. New edition of English Practice Grammar, Garnet Education


An Old Poem With a Modern Twist: The Story of Fidgety Philip
Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

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