Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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CELTA Language Analysis – Grammar

CELTA Language Analysis – Grammar

Teaching grammar is one of the most challenging tasks teachers face. Therefore, it is of great importance to prepare a language analysis sheet while covering grammar topics to be well-prepared in terms of concept checking questions and anticipated problems to maximize the student’s involvement in the process. It would be easier for the teacher to...

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Tips and strategies for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary

Tips and strategies for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary

More and more teenagers now start their Cambridge exam journey early. They don’t opt for FCE to be their first language exam ever, instead they move step by step. A2 Key might seem too easy, B1 Preliminary – not that necessary, but, in fact, they do not just check the language knowledge of your students....

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What type of student are you? (test)

What type of student are you? (test)

On the 25th of January, Student’s Day, also known as Tatiana’s Day in Russia, will be celebrated. The history of this holiday is connected with Empress Elizabeth who endorsed petition about the establishment of the first university in Russia, Moscow in 1755.  This date wasn’t chosen by chance. In the Russian Orthodox Church, January 25th...

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Making Academic Writing Fun

Making Academic Writing Fun

Again a writing assignment, so boring and time-consuming. This may be one of the reactions (and in most cases the only reaction) to a written task assigned by the teacher. Things get worse when the tasks are for academic writing (writing reports, business proposals, official mails/letters, essays, papers, articles. etc).  Here we will present some...

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Prince Harry is leaving the royal life: lesson ideas (Intermediate+)

Prince Harry is leaving the royal life: lesson ideas (Intermediate+)

The whole world is shocked by the unexpected decision of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. They said they are going to “abdicate” as they want to spend more time with their son, to launch their own charity project and to move to North America.  This topic worths discussing. Why not create a lesson...

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How to help kids with Present Perfect

How to help kids with Present Perfect

Teaching English tenses in primary school requires great efforts and lots of practice. While Present and Past Simple Tenses may seem not too hard for the kids, learning Present Perfect does take plenty of time. Hence, if you work with kids, you should pay more attention to teaching this tense and make it entertaining. Fun...

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Activities for “light” lessons at the beginning of January

Activities for “light” lessons at the beginning of January

After Christmas holidays it is always hard to go back to usual routines, especially to studies. Therefore, as teachers, we need to think of such activities that will not overload students when they are back to classes in January. Here, we have topped some lesson ideas which will work great for the beginning of January....

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