Using blogs in English language teaching and teacher education programs
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This paper explores the use of Blogs in ELT and English Language Teacher Education programs. It reviews the existing literature about using blogs in English language teaching and learning and how it can be implemented in the courses within the English language teacher education programs. The paper starts by defining blogs and discussing blogging as a new writing genre. It highlights and provides ways to deal with the problems that might threaten students safety and privacy, and the possible ethical misconduct and plagiarism. The paper also shows how blogs can be used in the English language classroom and how blogs can be used in teacher preparation programs.