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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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Is reading aloud still legal?

Is reading aloud still legal?

Reading aloud has recently been stigmatized in modern classrooms. The reasons are simple: we don’t read aloud that much in real life, it doesn’t improve speaking skills, it’s far from being communicative.  Sounds reasonable, you might say. However, reading aloud still has its benefits, especially while teaching teens and adults. First, it links written and...

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How to make the most of homework

How to make the most of homework

Homework is an inseparable part of the learning process. As well as dozens of excuses for not doing that if you work with teenagers. Tasks that replicate the ones from the coursebook, answer keys provided, too little or too challenging – all of that doesn’t make studying at home appealing. How to show the importance...

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Storytelling with teenagers: let’s practise

Storytelling with teenagers: let’s practise

In the previous article we had a look at some general principles of storytelling. Storytelling is a great technique to use with teenagers. It boosts their creativity, helps them to open up, and enables to improve their language skills in an engaging way.  This article will share some storytelling activities which can be used with...

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