What’s old? What’s new? What’s gone out with the bathwater?

It would seem appropriate in the new millennium to review the trends which have ELT over the past few decades. What progress have we made? Have we thrown any babies out with the bathwater? Whatever happened to oral drills, dictations, reading aloud or translation, for example? Do they still have a use in the 21st Century and ELT?


Teresa Doğuelli has been a teacher and trainer for nearly 40 years, fighting for best practice and freedom to learn and teach with joy and passion, and above all, with lasting results.  She has lived and worked in Turkey since 1979, teaching adults, university undergraduates, teenagers and children. She has trained teachers, teacher trainers and ELT inspectors for the Turkish Ministry of National Education & now works for Macmillan Education.