Welcome to the Warwick ELT!

Editorial… 

Welcome to the Seventh Issue of ‘The Warwick ELT’!

Dear all,

We are very happy to present the seventh issue of The Warwick ELT e-zine. As it is a common practice of our e-zine, the articles presented cover a variety of topics and contexts related to the English Language Teaching.

In this issue, we have a very special contribution by Rafaela Mesquita, a teacher of English in Brazil, who shares with us her impressions on being a teacher in the Brazilian context, with her personal reflection entitled ‘Unmistakable Role’.

Alongside the first personal reflection in our publication, this issue presents 5 equally interesting and engaging scholarly research articles in different themes.

First, Yanxin Chang (Alison), article “Syllabus Materials and Task Design for Chinese Young Learners”. In this article, Chang analyses a Chinese textbook and explains how she would adapt it for classroom context.

Secondly, Ning Ding (Trista), in the article “Novel and Film in English Language Teaching” focuses on the novel and film “The Little Prince” to illustrate the use of literature in the classroom.

Thirdly, Jie Liang (Jessica), in her article “Investigating the Use of Academic Words in MA Students’ Trial Assignment” presents a small scale study exploring the use of academic vocabulary in student based writing.

Fourth, article by Komila Tangirova, “Using Authentic Video Materials in Teaching English”, emphasises the use of AVM as a tool for teaching language and organising communicative activities at a class if used with appropriate methodology.

And finally, Mirian Fuhr, in her article “Reflecting on the Transition from GE to ESAP Teaching”, explores the transition from teaching general English to teaching English for specific and academic purposes, based on the literature review and on her own experience.

For ease of access, each of the articles can be found hyperlinked below:

  1. Unmistakable Role by Rafaela Mesquita
  2. Syllabus Materials and Task Design for Chinese Young Learners by Yanxin Chang (Alison)
  3. Novel and Film in English Language Teaching by Ning Ding (Trista)
  4. Investigating the Use of Academic Words in MA Students’ Trial Assignment by Jie Liang (Jessica)
  5. Using Authentic Video Materials in Teaching English by Komila Tangirova
  6. Reflecting on the Transition from GE to ESAP Teaching by Mirian Fuhr

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading the reflection and articles in this issue. Stay tuned for the next issue.

Thank you!

Julius Daniel, Mirian Fuhr and Wallace (Shizheng Liu)

June Issue Editors

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