Рубрика: Лиза Мардоян

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CELTA Language Analysis – Grammar

CELTA Language Analysis – Grammar

Teaching grammar is one of the most challenging tasks teachers face. Therefore, it is of great importance to prepare a language analysis sheet while covering grammar topics to be well-prepared in terms of concept checking questions and anticipated problems to maximize the student’s involvement in the process. It would be easier for the teacher to...

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Making Academic Writing Fun

Making Academic Writing Fun

Again a writing assignment, so boring and time-consuming. This may be one of the reactions (and in most cases the only reaction) to a written task assigned by the teacher. Things get worse when the tasks are for academic writing (writing reports, business proposals, official mails/letters, essays, papers, articles. etc).  Here we will present some...

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Activities for “light” lessons at the beginning of January

Activities for “light” lessons at the beginning of January

After Christmas holidays it is always hard to go back to usual routines, especially to studies. Therefore, as teachers, we need to think of such activities that will not overload students when they are back to classes in January. Here, we have topped some lesson ideas which will work great for the beginning of January....

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Why are games important in the ESL classroom?

Why are games important in the ESL classroom?

Games can become an indispensable part of the learning process, especially when it comes to foreign language learning both with kids and adult learners. There are thousands of games that a teacher can play with their students. EFL games are used to test vocabulary, practice conversing, learn tenses, etc. In this article, we will point...

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Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Sets by Paul Nation

Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Sets by Paul Nation

It is common practice in many current second language coursebooks to introduce words in semantic groups. For example, learners are asked to learn 20 new words on the topic “food”. These semantic groups are also called lexical sets. A lexical set is defined as a specific group of items, sharing certain formal or semantic features....

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Top-notch Activities to Develop Creative Thinking

Top-notch Activities to Develop Creative Thinking

Nowadays, creativity is one of the skills which makes us stand apart from others and have better chances for a good life. We need to be creative both at work and in the family to tackle everyday issues.  Unfortunately, traditional classrooms don’t always value creativity, and sometimes even hold it back. Our role as teachers...

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Embodied Learning: can our body help to learn a foreign language?

Embodied Learning: can our body help to learn a foreign language?

People are born with an innate desire to learn. Over the centuries there have been a lot of theories that aimed at finding the best and the most effective method of learning a foreign language. In recent times a learning theory called embodied learning has gained much appreciation for its unique approach in helping students...

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What Makes a Good Remote Teacher

What Makes a Good Remote Teacher

Nowadays, the job of a remote teacher is getting more and more popular. Great remote teachers effectively use modern technologies, prepare lesson plans which include several innovative online tools and appeal to their learners, keep them engaged and help them digest the material. The shift from the face-to-face classroom environment to the virtual reality, however,...

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