Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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How I give instructions to young learners

How I give instructions to young learners

I never paid attention to the way I give instructions to my students. Especially to younger students, who get easily distracted and who have a short attention span. Until the day, I read Jim Scrivener’s excellent book: Learning Teaching.  I supposed that such an obvious thing as giving instructions doesn’t deserve to be even discussed....

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Digital tools for exam preparation

Digital tools for exam preparation

Preparation for language exams requires plenty of time and effort. Digital tools can not only bring some variety to your lessons but also improve the main skills and subskills as well as make learning easier and more comfortable. Let’s consider websites and applications that can provide some extra practice for your students and reduce preparation...

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How to Make Textbooks More Communicative

How to Make Textbooks More Communicative

There are plenty of textbooks which serve as the main guidance while teaching/learning English. However, teachers can not always rely only on textbooks as all students have different learning goals. Teachers have to add student-focused and communicative activities to actually “bring the language to life”. In this article we will suggest some practical methods of...

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Tips on Teaching Intermediate students

Tips on Teaching Intermediate students

It might be tremendously rewarding to teach students of Intermediate level. In this article, we will have a look at some teaching tips on working with B1 level students.  First of all, let’s understand the language competency of intermediate level students. What can they do? According to the CEFR scale Intermediate students CAN: understand the main...

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What prevents students from progressing?

What prevents students from progressing?

“I can never learn English”  “I’m not good at languages”  “I’m too young (old) for this” “I haven’t got enough time”  “I am too shy to speak to anybody in English”  “I hate learning grammar”  “Someone else can do it better than me”    How often do you hear these statements from your students? I...

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