Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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How to Minimize Using L1 during Group Classes

How to Minimize Using L1 during Group Classes

Teaching any foreign language can be both fun, motivating, and at the same time quite challenging. The challenges for the learners are to overcome the language barrier and communicate fluently, for the teachers – to make sure the learners acquire the knowledge and skill set necessary to reach a level of coherent and cohesive speech....

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Linking words (test)

Linking words (test)

Teaching English vocabulary to the learners is of crucial importance in the ESL classroom. When teaching vocabulary, one should not forget about the significant role that linking words or connectors play in the language. In fact, it is due to linking words that our speech sounds more natural, effective and native. The following test will...

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World Shopping Day. Are you a shopaholic? (test)

World Shopping Day. Are you a shopaholic? (test)

World Shopping Day is celebrated on November, 11. That means it’s time to look around and go shopping.  This day in 2009 Chinese Company “Alibaba Group”,  Aliexrpess.com particularly, decided to sell 50% of its resources with discounts. The organizers planned that it would become an annual event, when an offered sale would be so great,...

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Events for teachers of young learners

Events for teachers of young learners

Teaching very young learners and young learners is becoming more and more popular. The number of events, conferences, webinars, courses on this topic is growing rapidly nowadays. Let’s have a look at some of them that will take place in November and December. November IATEFL webinar “Goor language teachers”. This webinar isn’t only for teachers...

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Error Correction in Speaking Activities

Error Correction in Speaking Activities

Everyone makes mistakes even while using their own L1. In the second language learning making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. The correction of the mistakes is a very important element of the teaching/learning process, therefore, teachers need to make informed decisions about what, when and how to correct their students to...

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Penny Ur: workshop summary

Penny Ur: workshop summary

In October I happened to visit a workshop by Penny Ur kindly organised by Language Link Rostov. Professor Ur is a famous English teacher, ELT conferences speaker and book writer. Her books include 100 Teaching Tips, Discussions and More, Five-Minute Activities (co-authored with Andrew Wright), A Course in English Language Teaching, and more. She probably...

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Greetings (lesson plan)

Greetings (lesson plan)

Cartoons are powerful teaching tool. It’s believed that the usage of cartoons in class can reduce boredom and decrease anxiety and unruly behaviour.  In this lesson, students will get acquainted with greeting phrases, try to memorise and use them in their speech. Young learners will practise listening, reading and writing skills Age: Kids (6-8) Level:...

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