Рубрика: Лиза Мардоян

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Ideas for the First Day of Class with High-Level Students

Ideas for the First Day of Class with High-Level Students

Getting back to school or starting a new course is always full of excitement and enthusiasm. In both cases, a well-designed activity will reinforce better engagement, get students talking, and set a favourable tone for classroom management. High-level students are mostly keen on activities which are challenging, can teach them something new or expose them...

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How to Reduce Unoriginal Thinking

How to Reduce Unoriginal Thinking

Plagiarism is one of the issues that teachers face on a continuous basis. According to Cambridge English dictionary, plagiarism is defined as the process or practice of using another person’s ideas or work and pretending that it is your own. There are some basic reasons why students plagiarize. Sometimes they find useful information they need...

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Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Vocabulary learning is one of the most challenging aspects of foreign language acquisition. There is a wealth of theories and techniques which foster better acquisition and assimilation of the vocabulary items. In this article, we will touch upon the principles of vocabulary learning suggested by Paul Nation, an American-New Zealander leading language teaching methodology and...

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Top Tips to Accelerate Academic Listening

Top Tips to Accelerate Academic Listening

Academic listening is mostly about the understanding of the spoken material in the educational context. The sources may range from lectures, debates, seminars, webinars. In most of the cases, academic listenings include high-level language structures, complex vocabulary, fixed expressions. Therefore, many students have difficulties while comprehending the formal material.  In this article, we will discuss...

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Creating ELT Materials: Emerging Principles

Creating ELT Materials: Emerging Principles

The success of any ELT teaching practice depends greatly on the type and quality of the teaching materials. Materials should provide rich exposure and stimulate classroom engagement, should fit into the curriculum and suit the students’ learning purposes. In order to have an appropriate material which will cater for the learners’ needs, several writing principles...

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Reflective Teaching and Learning

Reflective Teaching and Learning

Once in a while, teachers start thinking about the quality of their work. Moreover, the demanding, competitive, and output-centred culture of education often trickles into our teaching where the focus is on the summative product rather than the process of learning. In such cases, reflective teaching principles spring to mind. Reflective teaching is a process...

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How to Practice Negotiation Skills in ESL Lesson

How to Practice Negotiation Skills in ESL Lesson

In the contemporary business world, one should have a number of important skills to guarantee success. Being a good negotiator is a vital skill for any business person. Through effective negotiations, one can clinch lucrative deals and boost business activities. Therefore, teaching the language of negotiations is of utmost importance for those Business English students...

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