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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. Remembering Alan McConnell Duff. 1942-2012
    joint publication
  2. Using Authentic Aural Materials to Identify Learning Strategies Most Frequently Used in the EFL Classroom
    Leila Ghaderpanahi and Azin Rahimi, Iran
  3. Official Language Education in Ecuador: Exploring the Humanistic Outcome of Official Bilingual Initiatives
    Miguel Mantero, US
  4. The Inevitability of L1 use in Chinese High School ELT Class
    Ji Lingzhu, P.R. China
  5. An Elusive Quality: The Syllabus
    Feride Hekimgil, Turkey
  6. Foreign Accent Problem of Non-native Teachers of English
    Ali Karakaş, Turkey


English is a Crazy Language
found online by Aleksandra Arceusz, Poland

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Short Articles

  1. Enhancing Low-achieving Language Learners' Performance: Techniques and Strategies
    Yaser Khajavi, Iran
  2. Sitcoms: a Window of Opportunity for Teaching and Learning
    Marisa Mechetti and Georgina Hudson, Argentina
  3. Feedback: What is It Good For?
    Jonathan Brown, Japan
  4. Integrating Visualization Techniques into English Language Teaching and Learning
    Wei Lee, P.R.China
  5. The Inspiring Teacher
    Nguyen thi Hoai An, Vietnam
  6. People Who Don’t Believe in the Power of Stories Should Think Again
    Jayakaran Mukundan, Malaysia
  7. Creating a Story from Everyday Life as an Effective Tool in Language Learning
    Motikala Subba Dewan, Nepal
  8. Multiple Intelligences and Post-reading Activities in the ESL Literature Class
    Mallika V Govindarajoo, Malaysia
  9. What Happens When Students Do Creative Writing?
    Vishnu S Rai
  10. Classroom as an Inspiration
    Phuong thi Anh Le, Vietnam
  11. Language Learning Strategy (LLS) in EFL Classroom
    Saeedeh Karbalaee Kamran, Iran

Ideas from the Corpora

Walking Tall With Word Forks
N. Pratheeba, India

Lesson Outlines

  1. Using Poetry in ELT: Happiness and A Song in time of Depression
    Michael Berman, UK
  2. How to Make Use of MS Word and PowerPoint in EFL Classes
    Merve Elbirlik Tülek, Turkey
  3. Souls are Hungry for Songs – Feed Them! Make Feel Good Songs for Your Students
    Sezgi Yalin, North Cyprus
  4. Integrating the Skills Using Tales of the Unexpected
    Stephen Hargreaves, Belgium
  5. Learning Grammar Through Doggerel Verse
    Simon Mumford, Turkey

Student Voices

Come Along for the Ride
Volkan İnceçay, Turkey


  1. Wonders of the World
    reviewed by Neil Mc Beath, Oman
  2. English Through Art
    reviewed by Alan Maley, UK
  3. Winners of the Extensive Reading Foundation 2012 Language Learner Literature Awards
    submitted by Philip Prowse, UK
  4. Short Book Reviews
    Hanna Kryszewska, Poland

An Old Exercise

The Heart of the Matter - An Activity That Has Always Worked
Lou Spaventa, US

Pilgrims Course Outline

  1. Course Outline
  2. Pilgrims at work…,
    Iwona Grajner, Poland, Geert Groot Koerkamp, Netherlands, Ruud Giesbers, Netherlands, Agata Murzynska, Poland, Caterina Sbrana, Italy, Alex Schonewille, the Netherlands

Readers Letters

Teacher Resource Books Review

The Book of Pronunciation
Jonathan Marks, Poland, and Tim Bowen, UK


  1. Small World
    Paul Bress, UK
  2. Putty (or, Delusions of a Common or Garden TEFL Teacher)
    Ibn Tyne, Saudi Arabia

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