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Johanna Stirling
A freelance English Language Teaching Consultant
A freelance English Language Teaching Consultant
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Learn/teach how to spell 'definitely' - so you/they remember it indefinitely. 

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If you're writing #ELT materials just for your class or for a publisher, where do you start? With the aim, the learners, the resource, your beliefs? My blogpost for #MaWSIG  

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Confusing prefixes - hyper- and hypo-
These two prefixes - hyper - and hypo - look similar but have different meanings. Let's look: hyper - is added to the beginning of a word to indicate that there is a lot or too much of something. A hyperactive child, can't sit still for long. Be careful wha...

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Just before my plenary at the RATE (Romanian Association for Teachers of English) Conference in Cluj-Napoca last week. Equipment ready - raring to go! 
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"What Teachers Should Know About Spelling" article
I am grateful to Megan, an Australian follower of The Spelling Blog, for pointing me to this summary of what seems like a very interesting talk by Dr Misty Adoniou about teaching spelling. Her ideas are similar to mine in many ways but have some really inte...

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It's International Literacy Day (Sep 8). Last day to enter competition to win my book. Some good entries so far but is someone else a more deserving cause? Please spread the word today.

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Win a free copy of Teaching Spelling to English Language Learners to celebrate International Literacy Day on Sunday 8th Sept. 

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Just blogged! It doesn't happen often, so don't miss it! ;-)
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