Рубрика: Анастасия Губаренко

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Encouraging Autonomous Learning (Adults): Listening, Writing, Reading

Encouraging Autonomous Learning (Adults): Listening, Writing, Reading

Henry Holec coined the term autonomous learning saying «Autonomy is the ability to take charge of one’s own learning.» A very simple clarification of Learners’ autonomy is described here. In short, your autonomous learner should acquire the following features: be ready to risk (as you’re going to offer a great variety of learning methods and...

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Warm-up Activities for Advanced Level Students

Warm-up Activities for Advanced Level Students

What’s warm-up in general? As Wiki states it’s a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity. As a person who has been doing sport all my life, I do support the idea that a warm-up stage is crucial both in sport and a language. We always compare languages and sport, hence we shouldn’t skip this...

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How to Master Phrasal Verbs: books, exercises, tips

How to Master Phrasal Verbs: books, exercises, tips

Phrasal verbs! There are so many ideas and methods on how to learn, understand and cope with them. Let’s try to approach them closely and come to terms concerning the ways how to remember them. What’s a phrasal verb? Oxford, Longman, Cambridge, and other dictionaries define it as a phrase that contains a verb and...

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Challenges of Teaching Advanced Students

Challenges of Teaching Advanced Students

To teach students is always challenging, no matter either they’re of a beginner or an advanced level. The core thing is how to approach the students and their needs. Who’s an advanced student? CERF describes them this way: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/ herself...

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Working Online: fears, tools, and experience

Working Online: fears, tools, and experience

I’ve been teaching English for 19 years already, actually since my 14 y.o. My first students are successful adults now, many of them are also connected with foreign languages :). Anyway, my first online experience dates back to 2010 when I became a part of an international IT company. In no time, I realized that...

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Unified State Exam (USE=ЕГЭ): Time Management

Unified State Exam (USE=ЕГЭ): Time Management

Time Management plays a great role in our lives. 2019 has come and it’s high time to ponder on resolutions and strategies to make a difference this year. When talking about any exams, the question of TM really matters. Getting ready for the Unified State Examination (ЕГЭ)? Let’s discuss it today. STEP-1 Before planning your...