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Humanising Language Teaching
Year 6; Issue 3; September 04
Year 6 Issue 3
September 04

(HLT did not come out in May 04 or July 04, due to staff illness.

2004 will see four issues published:

At 6.00 pm on Sunday, November 7th, John Morgan died. See the November, 2004 issue of HLT for a polyphonic tribute to him.
Condolences to be sent to this postal address:
Lena Morgan ( his widow), The Barn, Strickland Hill, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, UK

Introducing this issue of HLT

Major Article

1. Towards better results with mixed proficiency classes: use of flexible tasks secondary adult
Seth Lindstromberg, Hilderstone College, UK

2. Attending to adult Learners: Affective Domain in the ESL Classroom adult/ migrant
Eva Bernat, Macquarie University, Australia

3. Reflective teaching in the low Resource Classroom: re-inventing ourselves as Teachers through self-scrutiny
Bill Templer, Vientiane. Lao PDR

4. Dogme in Action adult
Ruth Hamilton, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

5. Exam success: EQ or IQ? secondary and adult
Judy Churchill, France

6. Once upon a time: the conspiracy of narrative secondary and adult (reprinted with thanks from a LEND publication, Italy)
Alan Maley, UK

7. Drama in education for language teaching upper secondary adult
Celine Healy, Eire


1. Planting potatoes in Idaho

2. A Wedding Anniversary

3. Whose Focus?

Short Article

1. One Year's Experience teaching a girl with Down's Syndrome secondary
Virginio Gracci, Venice, Italy

2. Dealing with Conflict: Changing the Way I see myself and Reality
Marie Pierre Beaulieu, France

3. Students tell their own Childhood Stories secondary and adult
Ann Leonori, Italy

4. What have School Inspectors done to me, inside? Sylvie Abdelgaber, France

5. Dealing with highly gifted Children primary
Henk van Oort, Netherlands

6. The misinterpretation of metaphor by international students at a British University. Examples, implications and possible remedies adult
Jeanette Littlemore, University of Birmingham, UK

7. When closed teacher questions are more useful than open-ended ones primary, secondary, adult
Nick Bilbrough, UK

8. A teacher's retirement song secondary

9. The Humanistic Lesson: student primacy in a world of meaningful interaction primary, secondary adult
Jonathan Clifton, Belgium

10. Does our work still give us a buzz? adult
David Wilson, York, UK

11. The heart of the Matter
Communicative Grammar

Lou Spaventa, California

12. Writers needed for WWW readers
Editors: Brian Tomlinson and Alan Maley, UK

13. A post-graduate course for teacher trainers: Trainer Development
Tony Wright, College of St Mark and St John's, Plymouth

14. Plan for a four day humanistic teacher training course secondary
Mario Rinvolucri, Pilgrims, UK

15. On Mike's teaching gospel
A set of teaching beliefs for new teachers

Gerry Kenny, Toulouse, France

Ideas from the Corpora

Ron Carter's new book:
Language and creativity: the art of common talk

Routledge, 2004

Lesson Outlines

I hear I think upper secondary adult
Gill Johnson, Hastings, UK

Music and advertising
upper secondary adult
Gill Johnson

Musical stories upper secondary adult
Gill Johnson

Musical speeches upper secondary adult
Gill Johnson

Three logical mathematical problems upper secondary adult
Marie Agrell, France

Motivating and challenging students with four video activities secondary and adult
Paolo Torresan, University of Venice, Italy

Student Voices

Letters about writing from Students in an adult Class
Pilgrims, Summer 2004


Five short reviews, re-published from the The Teacher Trainer(LINK!!), Year 18 Issue 1

An Old Exercise

Guessing the teacher's preferences
Taken from Grammar in Action, Christine Frank,1987

Pilgrims Course Outline

List of books written by Pilgrims-connected authors: 1976-2005. Nearly 50 writers.

Readers' Letters

The Usefulness of HLT to a Teacher Trainer
Paul Davis, UK and Poland

Teacher Resource Books Preview

Language Activities for Teenagers secondary
ed. Seth Lindstromberg, Cambridge 2004

Paths to Peace
In commune with ourselves each other and Nature
Budapest , Hungary, October 21st to 24th 2004
Hosted by SEAL Hungary
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