Teachers - how to use this wiki

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Teachers - how to use this wiki

This is wiki is ideal as a self-access resource for learners from pre-intermediate upwards. Encourage them to choose topics they are interested in to read and tell others about. They can either simply read the Easier English article, or, if they really want to develop, click on the link at the bottom to the original article, which they will now understand.

If you need theory to convince you that this works, look at Krashen's Comprehension / Input hypothesis and Widdowson's "gradual approximation"!

Some learners may need some guidance, so there are many Ready Lessons, on powerpoint and PDF, that you can use (and adapt) with groups. If you have access to a screen, you can display the visuals, text and exercises. Or if learners have tablets, laptops or smart phones, they can access the links. Or you can, of course, print out the articles, visuals and exercises before the lesson.

(for ideas on how to develop pronunciation ("Radical Phonology"!), how to use the wiki in one-to-one lessons and on Skype, and how to use various types of dictation/dictogloss)

Follow us on Twitter: @EasierNewInt for new Ready Lessons and articles.

And e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to work with us simplifying articles and/or writing Ready Lessons using the materials.