Phonics Resources

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Phonics (pronunciation) is often one of the most neglected areas of English language teaching. Most likely due to teachers’ lack of confidence and unfamilarity in the subject. Fortunately there are now a lot of resources available online to support both teachers and learners. So here are few of my favourite phonics resources. Chance English IPA […]

Needs Analysis

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A Needs Analysis (NA) is a tool for collecting data to inform the development of a Course Syllabus. It usually consists of a series of questions, either written or verbal, designed to find out information about the learners’ needs. Nunan (1988) identifies two types of data: Objective and Subjective. Objective data includes information like nationality, […]

How to use

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Here is my suggestion for how to best use ChanceEnglish and structure your lessons. Download the Lesson Record, give a copy to each student, and follow the stages:   1. Source Material Start the lesson as you normally would by checking homework and with a warm up activity. I usually just ask some warm up […]