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    The latest issue of Forum is now available online. Forum has a new look, but its purpose remains the same: to support the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. Check out our new look!

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    A mingle activity is another variation of an information gap activity. This week’s Teacher’s Corner outlines an excellent student-centered, communicative mingle activity to use in your classroom.

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    Engage your students of any age with comics! These comics were written by teens and young adults to provide learners a fun way to improve reading skills and build vocabulary. Each story includes a downloadable text and audio file. In addition, there are activities at the end of each story for teachers to use in their classroom. We continue to add a new story each week.
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    Course 16 of the Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar series begins April 22nd. Register for the course through your Regional English Language Officer or local U.S. Embassy. You can view previous webinars here on our website.

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Speaking: Information Gap Activities

Activities and lesson plans to examine the different forms of information gaps.

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Information Gaps: Mingle Activities

A mingle activity is another variation of an information gap activity. This week’s Teacher’s Corner outlines an excellent student-centered, communicative mingle activity to use in your classroom.

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