Рубрика: Анастасия Губаренко

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What is CLIL and how can we apply it to English teaching?

What is CLIL and how can we apply it to English teaching?

What is CLIL? To understand CLIL better, pay attention to its various definitions: Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a way for learning content through an additional language (foreign or second) or language through some specific content, thus teaching the subject via the language. David Marsh coined this term in 1994. First, the idea...

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Enabling your Adult student to start hearing English

Enabling your Adult student to start hearing English

How to listen better? How to help your adult students hear English when they can’t comprehend a word? Your adult students can be of different levels (from false beginners to advanced) but they can be grouped according to one simple problem -> they suffer from bad hearing and listening to the language or not. There...

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PBL – project-based learning overview

PBL – project-based learning overview

What is PBL? PBL is a student-centered approach which is dynamic and helps students acquire knowledge via exploration of real-life problems and challenges. Thom Markham  underlines that PBL is based not only on learning but doing, too, enhancing students to apply their knowledge to authentic situations. What’s curious is that this generated knowledge by PBL...

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How to get ready for Writing Tasks: IELTS/TOEFL

How to get ready for Writing Tasks: IELTS/TOEFL

So many times I’ve heard from students: I can’t write, I don’t know where to start, I don’t have imagination, I am short of time and can’t cope with time-management. It’s necessary to define the nature of your students’ fears before you start exam preparation. To understand the Writing tasks in IELTS and TOEFL better,...

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Error correction in writing

Error correction in writing

Errors? Mistakes? How to detect, correct, and ‘heal’ your students’ bugs in writing? Before starting any investigation, please ponder on the following quote: Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde LINGUISTS’ VIEW Chomsky stated that “We thus make a fundamental distinction between competence (the speaker-hearer’s knowledge of his language) and...

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How I got ready for TKT exam

How I got ready for TKT exam

Have you ever taken any international exam? What’s the best way to do it? Alone? With or without somebody’s help? Below I’ll share my personal fresh experience of passing TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). MY PREFACE TKT is a part of my CPD and development. My timeframe was pretty limited: well, the actual date of prep...

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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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