MUSCAT: Dr Brian Poole, Head of Teaching and Research Standards at Majan University College, recently presented a paper at GlobELT 2018, an international conference which took place in Belgrade, Serbia from May 10-12, 2018. The conference, which addressed professional issues in the field of teaching English as an additional language, attracted speakers from such countries as Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Indonesia, Turkey, UAE, UK and the USA. Issues concerning the professional development and mentoring of English language teachers were discussed.There were also studies of various learning disorders that affect language learning, as well as a wide range of practical and empirical papers looking at the learning of vocabulary, phonology and grammar. Dr Poole’s paper provided practical tips on how to use a poem to improve lexical awareness among upper intermediate or advanced learners of English.
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