Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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How to do to-do lists: popular techniques for teachers

How to do to-do lists: popular techniques for teachers

There are many tools to plan your day and tasks nowadays. But which methods and techniques are the most effective? Honestly, I think it all depends on a person: different things work for different people. However, below I’ll share some techniques I know or use myself and find them efficient. The simplest This one is...

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Dialogues with young learners

Dialogues with young learners

When speaking about dialogues in the ESL classroom, the first thing that comes to our minds is reading and parroting. That is why this activity is sometimes neglected in our classes. Dialogues convey more than repetition, they include interaction, vocabulary practice, question formation, development of creative thinking, working on stress and intonation, etc. Here we...

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CLIL in teaching primary students

CLIL in teaching primary students

Every day young learners explore the world and discover something new. Create a friendly atmosphere for such discoveries in the classroom using CLIL methodology.  CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is an approach in which a foreign language is used as a tool in learning of non-language subject in which both language and the subject...

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Extensive reading VS Intensive reading

Extensive reading VS Intensive reading

There is no doubt that reading skills are important for language learners as it is the most efficient ways to expand learners’ vocabulary and improve their grammar knowledge. Reading is practical and enjoyable. Two complementary strategies can significantly strengthen reading skills and general language fluency: extensive reading and intensive reading.  Extensive Reading What is Extensive...

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Culture of Australia (worksheet for kids)

Culture of Australia (worksheet for kids)

Australia, situated on a separate continent, is one of the English speaking countries. Getting acquainted with this country and its culture is a must for English learners. If you haven’t touched upon the topic of Australia yet, here is a worksheet suitable for your young learners aged 9-11. Вероника Аветисян

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Definite, Indefinite and Zero articles (test)

Definite, Indefinite and Zero articles (test)

Learning definite and indefinite articles sometimes turns out to be really frustrating for your students. The main reason for that is that most students do not have this phenomenon in their mother tongues. If you have already touched upon the topic of  articles with your students and want to check their knowledge in it, here...

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Graded readers for teens

Graded readers for teens

Reading books in English broadens one’s mind, enriches the vocabulary and, of course, improves memory. However, you cannot recommend your beginner students to read a book with sophisticated vocabulary since they will not enjoy it finding the book too difficult for them. Hence, you as a teacher should always have a list of graded books...

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Planning a Writing Lesson

Planning a Writing Lesson

Writing skill is sometimes quite underestimated and considered to be secondary. However, practicing writing is essential for every student and can be used for different learning goals: practicing narrative tenses, teaching the structure, etc. It is most effective when only one skill at a time is dealt with, to give the students the necessary amount...

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Activities for practicing adverbs

Activities for practicing adverbs

Grammar can sometimes be quite tedious both for teachers and learners. When it comes to adverbs many students lose motivation and interest, since they confuse adverbs with adjectives. However, you would probably agree that the knowledge of adverbs is extremely important, as it helps students to make up longer and more complex sentences. In fact,...

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