Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Online resources for vocabulary work

Online resources for vocabulary work

English is full of complicated words, collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms. Their learning requires time, patience and hard work.  But how to make the procedure entertaining, motivating and full of fun? There are numerous online resources that offer us different ways and opportunities to learn and practice English vocabulary. Here we introduce these resources including...

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The journalists’ world (lesson plan)

The journalists’ world (lesson plan)

In this lesson students learn more about peculiarities of the journalists’ profession, methods they use to get information. They also expand their vocabulary, develop their listening and reading skills, practise speaking for fluency.  Age: 16+ Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 mins Lesson type: Listening, Reading and Speaking Number of students: 3-8 Materials: a worksheet, Youtube...

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Christmas and New Year vocabulary for kids

Christmas and New Year vocabulary for kids

It’s high time for Christmas lessons. One of the most favourite and fun ways for kids to learn and revise vocabulary is doing online exercises. They encourage students to be interested in the lesson and make it more interactive and motivating. We have made up online exercises, which are designed for kids to practice vocabulary...

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Cambridge dictionary. Is it only for definitions?

Cambridge dictionary. Is it only for definitions?

Teachers keep looking for new resources or ways to practise vocabulary, whereas learners want more interactive tasks where they can use mobile phones. In this article, we would like to share a new resource with you. Cambridge Dictionary has a new fun and engaging tool for building and testing your students’ vocabulary. It can be...

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How to elicit vocabulary with kids

How to elicit vocabulary with kids

In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, teachers use various methods and techniques. Eliciting includes several techniques that allow teachers to create a learners-centred environment and make them provide information instead of just giving it to them. Eliciting makes vocabulary more memorable and helps to build up new knowledge on the...

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Fostering creativity in teens

Fostering creativity in teens

We have all heard about 21st-century skills – the skills that are required for success in 21st-century society.  Creativity and creative thinking are mentioned among them as being vital. Creative thinking enables students to see things in a different light, which leads to innovation and discoveries. Children and teenagers need to develop this skill as...

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The Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in the ESL Classroom

The Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in the ESL Classroom

It is common knowledge that fine motor skills are an essential part of children’s development. They involve the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. These movements suppose the coordinated work of the brain, hand and eyes.  Fine motor skills are closely connected with the development of gross motor...

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