Рубрика: Лиза Мардоян

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The Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in the ESL Classroom

The Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in the ESL Classroom

It is common knowledge that fine motor skills are an essential part of children’s development. They involve the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. These movements suppose the coordinated work of the brain, hand and eyes.  Fine motor skills are closely connected with the development of gross motor...

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How to Generate Enthusiasm in ESL Classroom

How to Generate Enthusiasm in ESL Classroom

Teachers always ponder upon keeping their learners engaged in classroom activities. They get lucky when they deal with enthusiastic students but there are cases when it is a real hardship for teachers to ignite enthusiasm among learners. the fact is that students can be intrinsically or extrinsically motivated to learn. Intrinsically motivated students learn for...

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Practical tips and favourite activities from the Book of Scott Thornbury “How to Teach Speaking”

Practical tips and favourite activities from the Book of Scott Thornbury “How to Teach Speaking”

Scott Thornbury is an internationally recognized ELT expert with over 30 years’ experience in English Language Teaching. You can read more on Scott Thornbury and his works here. In this article, we will discuss some tips and my favourite activities in his book “How to Teach Speaking“. In general terms, Scott Thornbury considers speaking to...

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Error Correction in Speaking Activities

Error Correction in Speaking Activities

Everyone makes mistakes even while using their own L1. In the second language learning making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. The correction of the mistakes is a very important element of the teaching/learning process, therefore, teachers need to make informed decisions about what, when and how to correct their students to...

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Jeremy Harmer

Jeremy Harmer

Teaching is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. It requires continuous self-development and hard work to satisfy the students’ needs and pass the valuable knowledge they need. In many cases teachers wonder where and how to get the most up-to-date information and how to keep the ongoing improvement as a...

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Activating Schema

Activating Schema

What helps to put new information into a meaningful context and help students remember and understand it? Numerous studies have shown that our brains learn better by connecting the new to the known. Teachers are often advised to frontload a great deal of information about the topic to students before they actually study the text,...

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How to Make Textbooks More Communicative

How to Make Textbooks More Communicative

There are plenty of textbooks which serve as the main guidance while teaching/learning English. However, teachers can not always rely only on textbooks as all students have different learning goals. Teachers have to add student-focused and communicative activities to actually “bring the language to life”. In this article we will suggest some practical methods of...

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