We are very happy to present the fifteenth issue of The Warwick ELT e-zine which features five interesting articles from a variety of ELT contexts, each presenting invaluable insights that hopes to enrich our community of ELT practitioners.
In the first article, Katie Louise Webb, an MA ELT student at Warwick University, highlights the features of dialogic talk in post-observation conferences (POCs) using data from her experience mentoring novice teachers. In the second article, another MA ELT student from Warwick University, Cynthia Mabel Chindipha, explores the reasons for the spread of English as a medium of instruction in Higher Education Institutions and its repercussions, illustrating this with examples from the author’s own context in Zimbabwe. In the third article, S. Akilandeswari presents her personal experience teaching writing at secondary level in India, from which she derives useful guidelines to write good paragraphs. In the fourth article, Warwick University PhD student Claudia Bustos-Moraga combines a review of the literature with her own reflections on the use of L1 when teaching vocabulary drawing on her experience teaching in elementary schools in underprivileged areas in Chile, which leads her to conclude that her insufficient training, the pressure of curriculum coverage and time constraints, led her to make debatable methodological decisions. The last article, Sailakshmi Chavan shares a number of interactive and innovative activities in the context of India that can be implemented by teachers to enhance the learning ability of students at various levels.
For your ease, we have hyperlinked each article below:
- A Data Led Investigation of Talk in The Post-Observation Conference by Katie Louise Webb.
- The global spread of English as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education by Chindipha Cynthia Mabel.
- The importance of writing a good paragraph by S. Akilandeswari.
- The use of L1 in teaching and learning vocabulary in a state-funded Chilean school by Claudia Bustos-Moraga.
- Interactive Innovative Techniques in ELT in India by Sailakshmi Chavan.
We hope you find these articles as inspiring as we did, and that they will awaken your interest to explore and reflect on your contexts and experiences. We sincerely welcome any comments which the content of the e-zine may inspire, in the hope that they might lead to improve our publication.
August, September and October Issue editors
Nicole Berríos Ortega and Milena Altamirano.