International Talk Like A Pirate Day is, of course, silly. No one in history has ever, based on their adopting a sea-going profession, talked like Robert Newton's Long John Silver in Tresaure Island.
Linguistics has moved up the rankings to 8th in the UK according to The Complete University Guide 2019 rankings. The University of Warwick is ranked 9th this year, maintaining its record of having never finished outside of the UK’s top ten universities in this table.
A special 20th anniversary issue of ELTED Journal is now available online. Focussing on Innovative Writing in English Language Teacher Education and Development, the issue features a variety of contributions.
This issue of our student e-zine comprises six interesting and engaging articles with a rich diversity of topics covered by the authors.
In the first article "Attitude as a Learner Variable in Learning English in Sri Lanka," Jayantha Ratnayake discusses how language learners' differences in attitudes can change the ways and means of learning a language. She shares her experience of language teaching in Sri Lankan context to clarify how language learner's attitude is directly related to their level of motivation. #
The second article is "English as an Additional Language in the UK,"about the UK’s approach to teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) in state schools, written by James O’Flynn.
The third article is "Languages in Korea: Status, Roles and Attitudes," in which Katie Webb explores the status of English and other languages in South Korea, based on literature and on her experience as a teacher there. #
In our fourth article, "Why and How should Teachers be Encouraged to Take Control of their Own Professional Development?" Betelhem Taye provides input related to teachers’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD), discussing about why and how should teachers take control of their own CPD.
In the fifth article "Developing Mentee’s Identity as a Teacher," Komila Tangirova reflects the role of a teacher as a mentor.
And the final article in this issue is a personal reflection by Betânia Mota Pereira, entitled "Being a Teacher: Challenges and Rewards". She shares some challenges she experienced as an English language teacher, and how she managed to overcome them, reassuring that despite the difficulties, being a teacher is rewarding.
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