How to Teach English Infographic

18 Jun

This pretty infographic was originally spotted on the OUP ELT Global blog, who in turn found it on the Kaplan Blog.  I reproduce it here for your interest and amusement and because it looks pretty.

Frankly, I think the title is misleading.  It doesn’t tell us “How To teach English” – it tells us how a possibly non-representative sample of 503 teachers (sample data not provided in the original post) teach English, or more accurately, how they supplement their materials in the classroom.  So maybe “What we use to make our Lessons more Interesting” would be a better title…

As a semi-professional cynic (or maybe more of a hobbyist), I do wonder at the wisdom of two separate publishing companies publishing an infographic that details what teachers use instead of their products.  And personally?  I don’t see much of my teaching reflected in this image.

But it does look pretty.

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2 Responses to “How to Teach English Infographic”

  1. Jack Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 03:04 #

    Their subtitle is more appropriate but doesn’t quite grab your attention as much. It is pretty though.

  2. ICAL TEFL (@ICALTEFL) Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 10:07 #

    I also have problems with this, especially the Beatles stuff. But mainly because we should be looking at what STUDENTS find useful to help them learn language, not what teachers use in class. The two are often completely at odds.

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