Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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The origins of Easter traditions

The origins of Easter traditions

In this festive lesson, students will find out the origins of Easter traditions. They will practice all of the four language skills.   Age: adults and teenagers Level: Intermediate + Time: 60 mins Lesson type: all skills Number of students: 1 – 8 Materials:   worksheet         The Origins of Easter Traditions (a worksheet) The Origins...

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English Etiquette

English Etiquette

It might seem like common sense but you will be surprised how many people do not practice language etiquette or etiquette in general. It’s completely normal if foreigners do not practice English etiquette while traveling, having meetings or meeting a native. At least, this was my experience when visiting non-English speaking countries. In some countries...

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Drilling with kids

Drilling with kids

Drilling is a teaching technique, which is focused on repeating structural patterns through oral practice. Back in the past, according to Behaviorist approach, language learning was thought to be merely a matter of habit formation. Hence, people used to  believe that due to repetition of phrases one could learn a foreign language. However, nowadays it...

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A shadowing technique to improve pronunciation

A shadowing technique to improve pronunciation

All students study vocabulary, grammar, functions, practice skills. Yet some of them prefer to skip, neglect pronunciation practice due to different reasons. Some students have great difficulties hearing pronunciation features, some of them just don’t take it seriously and so on. It’s up to a teacher to decide how and when to include pronunciation teaching...