Рубрика: Lusine Stepanyan

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Using memory theories in teaching languages

Using memory theories in teaching languages

As teachers, we refer to different techniques and research to be able to teach the material successfully. Understanding how memory works, will help us better use different activities and tasks. Human memory has three stores according to Atkins-Shiffrin theory (1968): Sensory Memory (SM), whose visual component is called iconic memory, Short-Term Memory (STM; also called...

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Can you teach Business English if you are not a specialist?

Can you teach Business English if you are not a specialist?

Some people may claim that you cannot teach Business English if you are not a specialist, that you need to understand the jargon and workflow, values and logic of the business process to be able to teach and feel confident. They argue that the confidence level of a teacher is crucial in teaching business professionals;...

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Needs analysis in teaching

Needs analysis in teaching

Any teacher needs to analyze the needs of a student. Needs analysis involves doing some kind of activity with a learner in order to find out what their learning needs are: reasons for learning English, learning goals, learner’s expectations (some students want more traditional lessons, others might prefer more speaking practice). A good needs analysis...

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How to bring client-led content into your teaching

How to bring client-led content into your teaching

Client-led content or personalized learning is targeted at the students’ learning styles and needs. This means that the method, speed and result may vary for each student. For example, at the same intermediate level, you may teach completely differently, targeting different goals, using different technics and content. Thus, learning is not a linear process. This...

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Tips on Teaching Intermediate students

Tips on Teaching Intermediate students

It might be tremendously rewarding to teach students of Intermediate level. In this article, we will have a look at some teaching tips on working with B1 level students.  First of all, let’s understand the language competency of intermediate level students. What can they do? According to the CEFR scale Intermediate students CAN: understand the main...

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