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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. David A. Hill 1952-2017. In Memoriam.
  2. Language and Deafness: Teaching a Foreign Language to the Deaf from a Bakhtinian Perspective
    Antonio Henrique Coutelo de Moraes and Wanilda Maria Alves Cavalcanti, Brazil
  3. Transference of Teaching Skills to Optimize Cultural Learning Differences Amongst Thai University English Students
    John W. Tigue, the United States
  4. An English Teacher’s Inquiry into Own Instructional Practices
    Stefan Rathert, Turkey
  5. Translated Writing: A Unique Opportunity for Second Language Learners to Write More Effectively
    Reza Zabihi and Zeinab Hashemi Moghaddam, Iran
  6. Teaching Grammar in a Task-based Framework: What Cognitive Semantics Can Offer
    N. P. Sudharshana, India


I forgot How to School: "Exchange Program of the Third Kind" and "Outside the Box”
Thomas Belvedere, Italy

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Short Articles

  1. Critical Reading: An Introduction
    Mahshad Tasnimi, Iran
  2. The Power of Music in Learning
    Danny Singh, UK and Italy
  3. How Not to Tell a Story
    Jamie Keddie, Spain
  4. No-hands Up Approach in ELT: Thumbs Up or Down?
    Jokha Khalifa Ali AL-Hosni, Oman
  5. Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing: Stages of Team Development and Their Impact on Teaching Language Classes
    Isabella Keilani, Austria
  6. Non-verbal Error Correction: A Systematic Development and Consistent Implementation of Sign Language for Function Words
    Farhad Jafari, Iran
  7. Archimedes and Pterodactyls
    Raymond Devenney, US
  8. Pragmatics, Blasphemy, and a Bloody Moose
    Terry McLean, Canada
CLELE Journal

Ideas from the Corpora

Using the Corpus for Examining Cultural Change. From Jani Marjanen, historian at University of Helsinki
recommended by Hania Kryszewska, Poland

Lesson Outlines

  1. A Game Sport
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia
  2. Pottered
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia
  3. Who is the Busiest? A Task-based Lesson Plan
    Luke Houghton, Japan
  4. Using Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech in the EFL Classroom: A Lesson Plan
    Mark Mallinder, Taiwan

Student Voices

From a German Coursebook to Studying Languages...
Karolina Haase, Poland


  1. Classroom Community Builders: An Author Review by Walton Burns
    Walton Burns, USA
  2. Short Book Reviews
    Hania Kryszewska, Poland
  3. Tune into English
    Fergal Kavanagh, Italy
  4. Supporting Learners with Dyslexia in the ELT Classroom by Michele Daloiso, OUP
  5. Teaching Young Language Learners. Second Edition by Annamaria Pinter, OUP

An Old Exercise

Talking to Yourself in English
Mario Rinvolucri, UK

Pilgrims Course Outline

  1. Pilgrims News: Erasmus+ Funding for Teachers in EU Countries
  2. Pilgrims Summer 2017
    Charlotte Bastert, the Netherlands
  3. 21st Century Thinking Skills with Archimboldo
    Lucia Olosová and Juli Károlyi, Andrea Winter and Lilja Gudmundsdottir, at Pilgrims 2017

Readers Letters

Teacher Resource Books Review

Going Performative in Intercultural Education. International Contexts, Theoretical Perspectives and Models of Practice. Eds. John Crutchfield and Manfred Schewe, Multilingual Matters


  1. Two Poems
    George Patterson, US
  2. Snow
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia

C for Creativity

  1. Creativity and English Language Teaching From Inspiration to Implementation by Alan Maley and Tamas Kiss, Palgrave
  2. The Image in English Language Teaching, reviewed by Mario Rinvolucri, UK

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