Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Problem-solving activities in lessons

Problem-solving activities in lessons

Problem-solving is one of the activities most common in the task-based learning approach. They can be used with any group within plenty of contexts. Basically, problem-solving is any question with a number of possible options or ‘problem’ and a chosen through a discussion answer or ‘solution’. Types of problem-solving activities  Problem-solving activities can be just...

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IATEFL- Oracy skills and the 21st century

IATEFL- Oracy skills and the 21st century

Oracy is defined by British researcher Andrew Wilkinson as the fluent, confident, and correct use of the standard spoken form of a  language. The speakers of the following talk – Anil Bayir and Ishak Ersin Kirac, introduce practical tips and procedures that can help teachers to apply oracy skills in the classroom.   21st century in...

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Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

Word formation – how to make it easier for teens?

‘How come a teacher teaches, but a doctor doesn’t doct? Why can’t I say ‘My aunt is a cooker’?! What do you mean ‘increase is a noun?’… Word formation has never been easy for students. No clear logic behind it, complicated patterns, loads of irregularities – you name it. However, this part of language just...

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How well do your students know the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses? (test)

How well do your students know the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses? (test)

Learning grammar tenses is one of the most difficult and least favourite parts of English for students. It becomes more complicated when students start to learn Present Continuous Tense as sometimes they hardly see the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. Check your students’ knowledge before starting to teach the next grammar tense....

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IATEFL-Job applications in 2030: Do students have the right skills?

IATEFL-Job applications in 2030: Do students have the right skills?

Are your students equipped with the proper skills for the future? How do you provide them with the skills they will need for their jobs in 2030? The topic of the following speech held by IATEFL 2019 is about job applications and necessary skills in 2030. The presenters, Mike Mayor and Tim Goodier, speak about...

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How to retain small students in summer?

How to retain small students in summer?

Summer is considered to be the most favourite time for almost everybody, especially kids. They enjoy their summer holidays playing, having fun and being free from the lessons. However, most of them lose two or three months of English skills practice. Kids forget what they have learnt during the year and engage themselves in different...