Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Making questions (A2 Flyers exam)

Making questions (A2 Flyers exam)

The second Speaking part of A2 Flyers is about asking and answering questions. Children should be able to form simple questions to ask for information about people, things and situations. This will include information about time, place, age, appearance, etc. Candidates should be able to ask ‘question-word questions’ using Who, What, When, Where, How old,...

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Work Remotely Teaching English to Russian Students

Work Remotely Teaching English to Russian Students

Teaching English to Russians may sound scary. What challenges will you be facing? What should you be expecting from working with Russian students? Will there be a cultural gap that you should learn to overcome? Hanna has been teaching Russian students English at Skyeng for the past 6 years. Skyeng is the largest Russian online...

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How to Help Students Deal with Telephone Language

How to Help Students Deal with Telephone Language

Like any other soft skill, mastering telephone language is of utmost importance in modern business life. Of course, in a lot of cases, telephone calls are avoided by substituting them with chats or any other online communication tool. However, in a wealth of cases learners will need to have telephone calls (organizing an event, making...

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QR codes. Practical ideas for teens

QR codes. Practical ideas for teens

QR codes are slowly but steadily finding their way to modern classrooms. The reasons are simple: they increase engagement, reduce the amount of paper used, and promote that very digital literacy we all know about. Teenagers seem to be a perfect target audience for using QR codes. Most of them never leave their mobiles at...

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Emotional intelligence and teens

Emotional intelligence and teens

Nowadays, emotional intelligence is considered to be more important than knowledge and skills. It is emotional intelligence that defines how successful and happy the teenager will be in the future. That is why it is vital for teachers not only to develop language skills but also to enhance the development of emotional intelligence in young...

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Encouraging Autonomous Learning (Adults): Listening, Writing, Reading

Encouraging Autonomous Learning (Adults): Listening, Writing, Reading

Henry Holec coined the term autonomous learning saying «Autonomy is the ability to take charge of one’s own learning.» A very simple clarification of Learners’ autonomy is described here. In short, your autonomous learner should acquire the following features: be ready to risk (as you’re going to offer a great variety of learning methods and...

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My work experience in China

My work experience in China

During the last decade, China has made an incredible breakthrough. It has touched all spheres of its life including education. So, lots of English teachers today are applying to the jobs there. And it’s great that even non-native speakers have a chance to explore Asian culture, master teaching skills and try a new way of...