Vocabulary Teaching: Giving Students a Voice

Students completing an activity from Boost Your Vocabulary workbook 1

‘Cultured…Engaged…Informed’. This vision strapline underpins everything we do in my English Department. Vocabulary teaching, naturally, plays an important role in fulfilling this vision. When we spoke to students about the disadvantages that poor vocabulary acquisition brings, the one that came up repeatedly was that of frustration – the inability to communicate that which is in […]

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International Independent Project Qualifications: 12 ways to successfully implement project-based learning

Teacher Sheridan Mack explains 12 key steps to successfully integrate a International Independent Project Based Qualifications such as the OxfordAQA International IPQ into the school curriculum.

We all know the benefits of project-based learning. It makes students into more independent learners and universities are also increasingly seeing the value in such projects. In fact, some universities are giving reduced offers to students who achieve a qualification in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or International Independent Project Qualifications such as the OxfordAQA International IPQ . They […]

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