Humanising Language Teaching

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Welcome to our website where you will find an impressive archive of articles on various issues of language teaching and methodology as well as practical exercises aimed at primary kids, secondary teenagers and adult learners.

You will find plenty to read on CLIL, the Spoken Grammar of English (Carter and McCarthy), literature in the classroom, learner training and lexical chunking (Michael Lewis).

HLT deals with areas like error correction, the creative teaching of grammar, attentive listening comprehension, enjoyable reading, motivating speaking activities, teaching vocabulary effectively, creative writing, using music and fine arts in the classroom, drama work, group dynamics, dealing with difficulties, and preparing students for tests, just to name a few.

Do you want to find out about Multiple Intelligences (MI) in EFL, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in language classrooms, Transactional Analysis (TA) applied to to learning and teaching? You will find plenty to read on these topics in HLT. Use the internal search engine.

HLT has hosted the writing of well known ELT authors like Jeremy Harmer, Andrew Wright, Herbert Puchta, Rod Boliltho, Adrian Underhill, Mario Rinvolucri, Peter Grundy, Michael Rundell and Tessa Woodward but you will also find names from other fields that feed into language teaching, among others Carl Rogers (humanistic psychology), A.R. Orage, (Gurdjieff thinking), Bernard Dufeu (psychodramaturgy), Ludwig Wittgenstein (language philosophy), Caleb Gattegno (mathematics and the Silent Way), Rudolph Steiner (Anthroposophy), Georgi Lazanov (Suggestopaedia), Charles Curran (Community Language Learning) and Howard Gardner. HLT is owes a lot to the ideas and books by Abraham Maslow, Earl Stevick and Gertrude Moskowitz.

More than half the contributions to HLT are from classroom language teachers. The editor, Hania Kryszewska, invites you to send in your exercises, activities, articles, poems and letters to enrich HLT: hania.kryszewska at

Pilgrims English Language Courses publishes Humanising Language Teaching Magazine (HLT) on the web for language teachers and The Teacher Trainer Journal (TTTJ), a print magazine, ( aimed at teacher educators.

Our readers are teachers looking for ideas and interested in teacher development, as well as candidates taking CELTA and DELTA courses, and those doing MA degrees in ELT or Master's in ESOL, who can find background reading for their assignments.

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