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Humanising Language Teaching
Year 2; Issue 3; May 2000

Humanising Language Teaching


Year 2 Issue 3
May 2000

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Welcome to the May 2000 edition of the Pilgrims Internet magazine

Major Article

1. "Telling Teaching" (see HLT 2000/1 and /2 for earlier part of column)
Donald Freeman, SIT, Brattleboro, Vermont

2. "Portofolio portraits from a Finnish EFL Classroom (Upper secondary)"
Pirjo Pollari, TT School, Finland.

3. Bending the Rules- the transforming power of metaphor
Janet Braithwaite, UK.


Swedish, Irish, Jewish

Short Article

1. "Bilingual Story Telling" Early Primary
Juan Uribe, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2. "One more time" General
Elayne Phillips Joehl, Switzerland

3. "Courtesy to Students" Secondary and Adult
Mario Rinvolucri, UK

4. "You are what you speak" Culture
John Yamamoto Wilson, Sophia University, Japan.

Ideas from the Corpora

The biggest Corpus of all

Lesson Outlines

1. Two Language Dictation
Secondary and Adult - Beginners
2. Letters from Home
Secondary and Adult - lower intermediate
3. Bi-lingual letters round the Class
Secondary and Adult - beginners
4. Author to Translator
Secondary and Adult - intermediate.

( These Lesson Outlines are by Sheelagh Deller and Mario Rinvolucri )

Student Voices

1. A UK sixth former ( 11th-12th grader)
2. Early teenagers from Slovenia


Sadism with Children:

1. For your own Good- the Roots of Violence in Child-rearing
Alice Miller, Virago, 87.

2. Family Life ( in manuscript form)
Jim Brims

3. A Child called 'It'
Dave Pelzer, Orion, 1995

4. Victims of Incest- Incest Accusations and Shattered Lives
Mark Prendergrast, Harper Collins, 1997

An Old Exercise

John Morgan, from Recipes for Tired Teachers, ed Sion, Addison Wesley 1985

Pilgrims Course Outline

New Blood at Pilgrims

Readers' Letters
Letter from Andrew Wright

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