Рубрика: Наринэ Егорова

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Using puppets for teaching English

Using puppets for teaching English

What is a puppet? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a puppet is “a movable model of a person or animal that is typically moved either by strings controlled from above or by a hand inside it”. Why do we use puppets? Puppets are a great tool to use for teaching English. You can use them...

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Young Learners’ assessment

Young Learners’ assessment

“Young children learn in a very different way to adults or even older children (Guddemi and Chase 2004), which cannot, and should not, be assessed by written ‘exams’ or formal tests. Young children need to express themselves with the whole of their being, during play and without any constraints.” — Kathy Brodie writes in her...

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The SMILE approach

The SMILE approach

“Smile? What do you mean? What kind of approach is that? Is it about psychology?” Well, kind of. This is an approach to teaching (very) young learners. It is developed by Günter Gerngross and Herbert Puchta and is based on the findings in research in cognitive psychology. What does it mean…SMILE? Skill-oriented learning. Multi-sensory learner motivation....

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How to teach children to read

How to teach children to read

Teaching children to read is one of the most complicated, arduous and time-consuming parts of teaching English. There’re many approaches to teaching to read nowadays. However, I’ll focus on two popular and effective methods: Phonics and “Look and say”. Phonics Phonics is a method of teaching young learners how to read which focuses on how...

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Writing tips and ideas for Advanced students

Writing tips and ideas for Advanced students

When we teach writing for Advanced students we are often lack of ideas and tired of typical essays and letters. Below I share some tasks you can set for Advanced students to make writing more engaging. First of all consider the following things about writing tasks: Advanced students are supposed to use reference pronouns, ellipsis,...

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How to motivate children to speak?

How to motivate children to speak?

“Why don’t they speak?”, “It’s been a month since they started learning English!”, “They say one word and that’s it!”, “They’re just…silent”, “I think he doesn’t understand anything. I just repeat and repeat”. No doubt, teaching kids is challenging. Especially when you’re at the very beginning. In this article you’ll find some general information about teaching...

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Tips for writing tasks

Tips for writing tasks

It just so happens that students usually do not like doing writing tasks. There are several reasons for that: assignments are not challenging or interesting; they’re time-consuming; students don’t have enough scaffolding or prompts for ideas; they just don’t like writing. Below you can find some tips on what you should work and focus on...

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Business case studies

Business case studies

“OK, but for example, our business case…”, “Can we talk about my real-life situation?”, “I’d like to discuss my business scenario”, “Have you heard what happened with company ZZZ? They’re our main competitors! Let’s discuss it today!”, “How do I apply these new words and phrases to the situations that affect my company?” When you...

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