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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. Celebrating Mario Rinvoulcri
    by 58. authors, from all over the world

Mario! We are all raising a glass to you on your 70th birthday.

Greetings and words of appreciation from all over the world...

We owe so much to you! …Pilgrims, HLT, your inspiring books, encouragement to write and publish, training days and workshops all over the world, your plenaries, constructive criticism, generous meals and always full wine glasses, your hospitality and staying at your place, piles of handouts and TEFL’y e-mails, fresh vegetables from your garden… and last not least your support in times of personal or professional plight.

For he’s a jolly good fellow, and so say all of us!

Cheers !!!… And all the best to you and your family. Have a wonderful celebration and keep your fantastic work up. We are all counting on you ... and need you !!!

Many, many, many happy returns!

  1. Learning to Read: Training My ESL Learners
    Chimirala Uma Maheshwari, India
  2. Challenges for Polish Learners of English from the Implementing of Learning Strategies in the National Curriculum: A Report
    Jacek Wasilewski, Poland


If I Were an English Teacher I Would Try to Do Something with Some of These
submitted by Cécile Marit, Belgium

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Short Articles

  1. When E for B is Wrong for a Business Learner: A Case-study
    Mario Rinvolucri, UK
  2. Making Sense of Your Senses
    Danny Singh, UK
  3. Synesthesia and the Language Classroom – Using Personalised Colour Schemes for Language Learning
    Michele Bachmann, Switzerland
  4. Listening and Responding to Novice Teachers' Inner Voices
    Bahar Gün, Evrim Üstünlüoğlu and Aynur Yürekli, Turkey
  5. A Classroom Research Study on Oral Error Correction
    Abdullah Coskun, Turkey
  6. Pupils' Educational Exchanges as a Tool for Promoting Global Citizenship
    Roberto Ruffino, Italy
  7. Teaching and Learning for Both the Present and the Future: 21st Century Skills and the NING Classroom
    Lívia Faragó, Hungary
  8. English Methodology: Reflections on the "Exposure to Language" Principle in Teaching English and French as a Foreign Language
    Consuela Popa, Romania
  9. The Calling: An Overseas Course of Study or a Pilgrimage?
    Michael Berman, UK
  10. Putting One`s Feet Up Without A Permission
    Robin Usher, Saudi Arabia
  11. The Heart of the Matter: When the Senses Don’t Make Sense. Adventures in Non-verbal Communication
    Lou Spaventa, US
esl teaching jobs

ESL Teaching Jobs

Ideas from the Corpora

Word Clouds
Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

Lesson Outlines

  1. Six Mario Rinvolucri Activities No Teacher Should be Without
    Lindsay Clandfield, Spain
  2. Learning English Through Films
    Carme Porcel, Spain
  3. Revising and Consolidating Vocabulary Through Multiple Intelligences
    Anila R. Scott-Monkhouse and Hyo-jeong (Leona) Hur, Italy and Korea
  4. A Lesson on Product Origins for Global Education
    Alice Svendson, US
  5. Lateral Thinking and Language Learning Activity Design
    Simon Mumford, Turkey

Student Voices

The English language and I...
submitted by Beate Walter, Germany


  1. Smile or Die - How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World
    reviewed by Mario Rinvolucri, UK
  2. The Laughnlearn Website
    Danny Singh, Italy
  3. CD III - Just a Few General Notes
    Karl Preis, Austria

An Old Exercise

Mario’s Lost Exercise
Paul Davis, UK

Pilgrims Course Outline

  1. Course Outline: Pilgrims Overseas Workshops
    Mandy Briggs, UK
  2. NLP for Teachers: OutsideSchool. Part 3
    Bonnie Tsai, France
  3. A New Experience - Spatializing Language on a Walk around Canterbury
    Rosie Norman, Germany

Readers Letters

Teacher Resource Books Review

Fiction in Action: Whodunit
Marcos Benevides, Japan


  1. Three Poems
    Michael Berman, UK
  2. New Poems
    Annamaria Mandoliti, Italy

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