Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Games with a dice

Games with a dice

From time to time every teacher faces the situation when he/she lacks access to well-planned and sophisticated materials, aids, textbooks, etc. However, it often turns out that the most sophisticated tools ever created are our imagination and a dice! Dice are portable and suitable for any age. It’s a great source for learning activities, it...

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Why self-study?

Why self-study?

When you take the free will out of education, it becomes academic schooling. I am sure you agree that self-study is essential in personal and professional growth; in fact, it is essential everywhere. A lot of universities, schools, educational institutions have started to motivate their students to study themselves, to find gaps in their knowledge...

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Technique “think, pair, share”

Technique “think, pair, share”

Teachers are always in search of suitable classroom techniques which will foster student cooperation and engagement. This issue is especially of great importance when we deal with teenagers or kids. A well-known technique “think, pair, share” is a valuable learning strategy where students work together to find the answer to a question or the solution...

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IATEFL – Hands tied or hands-free? Using constraints creatively in teacher development

IATEFL – Hands tied or hands-free? Using constraints creatively in teacher development

Have you ever thought about the freedom of a teacher? Are we free enough? At the following conference held by IATEFL 2019, Rose Aylett – a teacher trainer and CELTA teacher, speaks about how teachers can benefit from the constraints and limitations of time, language and resources in teacher education. Rose defines constraint as something...

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Healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

The following worksheet is designed for pre-intermediate teenagers to enlarge their vocabulary on the topic of a healthy lifestyle and to broaden their knowledge on health problems. They will also improve their listening and speaking skills discussing the objectives of the World Health Organization. Вероника Аветисян

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Stages of a Reading Lesson

Stages of a Reading Lesson

Practicing reading skills is one of the cornerstones of language learning. They not only improve the overall language competence but also enhance the learners’ critical thinking, analytical skills and as a source of information. In order to have a productive reading session the teacher must conduct the lesson following  these stages: pre-reading – to prepare...