Рубрика: Наринэ Егорова

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The world’s foremost expert on the English language – David Crystal

The world’s foremost expert on the English language – David Crystal

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of teacher education. It helps the teachers to keep their professional knowledge and skills updated, learn new techniques and stay in touch with the latest developments in the education sector. There is a lot to be learnt through taking advantage of all the experienced ELT experts by...

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How to do to-do lists: popular techniques for teachers

How to do to-do lists: popular techniques for teachers

There are many tools to plan your day and tasks nowadays. But which methods and techniques are the most effective? Honestly, I think it all depends on a person: different things work for different people. However, below I’ll share some techniques I know or use myself and find them efficient. The simplest This one is...

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The Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) strategy

The Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) strategy

Teachers are always in search of magic ways of teaching. We watch new webinars, implement modern techniques. Emotional state is one of the foundation stones of sufficient teaching. Let’s try to consider “the social and emotional aspects of learning” on English lessons. SEAL strategy is an approach to developing the corresponding skills that enable good...

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How to prepare for BULATS?

How to prepare for BULATS?

BULATS, the Business Language Testing Service, evaluates candidates’ level of Business English. The exam tests all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. BULATS can be taken only online. There is no “pass” or “fail” results. The level is determined according to the test results so the candidates do not register for the exam...

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The Focal Skills Approach

The Focal Skills Approach

The Focal Skills Approach is a special syllabus design for “communicative language teaching that is skills-focused and content-based” © Wikipedia. This program design was created in 1988 by Ashley Hastings. It’s based on the research of second language acquisition theory. The teaching methods are influenced by the work of Stephen Krashen. This approach has a...

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Listening section of the TOEFL

Listening section of the TOEFL

The TOEFL® test is designed to measure the level of English language of non-native English speakers. It assesses four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.  In this article, I’ll cover the Listening section. General information Listening section exercises are delivered by audio recordings with pictures on the computer screen clarifying the context and the number...

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Critical period hypothesis

Critical period hypothesis

What is it? The critical period hypothesis (CPH) states that language acquisition is linked to age. “The critical period hypothesis was first proposed by Montreal neurologist Wilder Penfield and co-author Lamar Roberts in their 1959 book Speech and Brain Mechanisms, and was popularized by Eric Lenneberg in 1967 with Biological Foundations of Language”. © Wikipedia...

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