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Tips on teaching lower-level teens

Tips on teaching lower-level teens

Teaching low-level teenagers can be a real struggle. On the one hand, you already can’t base your lessons on techniques and activities for young learners. On the other, teenagers don’t seem ready for “real work” as some of them have a very limited command of English, or probably none. In today’s article, you will find...

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Penny Ur: workshop summary

Penny Ur: workshop summary

In October I happened to visit a workshop by Penny Ur kindly organised by Language Link Rostov. Professor Ur is a famous English teacher, ELT conferences speaker and book writer. Her books include 100 Teaching Tips, Discussions and More, Five-Minute Activities (co-authored with Andrew Wright), A Course in English Language Teaching, and more. She probably...

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B1 Preliminary: изменения в формате экзамена PET

B1 Preliminary: изменения в формате экзамена PET

В прошлой статье мы подробно разобрали изменения в формате экзамена KET. Сегодня поговорим о том, что нас ждёт при подготовке к изменённому PET или, как он теперь называется, B1 Preliminary.  В двух словах: изменятся не только задания, но и количество частей, а также формат оценивания. Теперь  B1 Preliminary и B1 Preliminary for Schools будут состоять...

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A2 Key: изменения в формате экзамена KET

A2 Key: изменения в формате экзамена KET

В 2020 году всех работающих с Кембриджскими экзаменами ждёт сюрприз: изменение формата экзаменов KET и PET, а также родственных им KET for Schools и PET for Schools. Чем это грозит преподавателям и кандидатам, разберёмся в сегодняшней статье. Начнём с KET – или с A2 Key. В двух словах: изменятся не только задания, но и продолжительность...

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Crossover learning

Crossover learning

In 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report listed ten most prominent educational innovations. Among them was a concept of crossover learning. Crossover learning is an attempt to combine curriculum with learning in an informal setting – in after-school clubs and museums, at online learning platforms, or outdoors.  Why is it good to implement? The benefits are obvious. ...

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Grading teacher’s language according to students’ level

Grading teacher’s language according to students’ level

When we teach lower-level students, we are often tempted to use L1 because it’s too hard for the learners to understand natural stretches of connected speech. The solution is simple: graded language. By using graded language, teachers adapt what they say to the level of the learners. In this article, you will find some principles...

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Collaborative activities for exam preparation

Collaborative activities for exam preparation

If you work with teenagers, you have to think of many ways of incorporating exam preparation into your lessons. Many of them take Cambridge exams, let alone school exams in the 9th and 11th grade.  Most of the coursebooks, like Gateway, Solutions, Optimise and others already have exam-oriented pages in their content. Just add some...

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Teaching high-level teens

Teaching high-level teens

While teaching teenagers, we quite often meet with lots of challenges. Grammar struggle, lack of desire to speak English in class, no homework done, extremely short writings…you name it. Teachers know dozens of tricks and techniques for each problematic situation. But then comes the first day of an advanced class and you realize that…there is...

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