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KaraAharon's picture KaraAharon After years of working informally with young learners this all seems so obvious to me, but I've... read comment
mamalizie's picture mamalizie What an interesting topic and how well you bring it to Life Barry. I am very new to TEFL , so... read comment
sheilafaber's picture sheilafaber Great post, so thanks. Just one thing: be sure to include a presentation practice session, even for... read comment
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