Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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Picture description  for pair work

Picture description for pair work

Describing pictures is the skill required at nearly all speaking level tests. Here are some simple information gap tasks which will be a nice addition to any school course. They can be adapted to any topics, for example, “Appearance”, “School”, grammatical – “Prepositions of place”, “There is/There are”. Олеся Щербакова

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Going digital: Answer Garden and Primary Pad

Going digital: Answer Garden and Primary Pad

We, teachers, nowadays are in constant search of new tools which can spice up our lessons. Each offline meeting must involve ‘technology in the classroom’, every online one – exploit a fresh virtual activity. Google docs and Instagram, QR-codes and voice messages, Padlet boards and even virtual reality… In this article, we are going to...

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Teaching around the world

Teaching around the world

Teaching abroad is a wonderful way to experience a new place, immerse yourself in a new culture, bring English instruction to remote communities and cities. Here are some of the countries which GoOverseas recommends for teaching English abroad. Grab 2019 by the horns, get TESOL certificate and make it your year to teach English abroad!...

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Teaching Mindfulness to Teenagers

Teaching Mindfulness to Teenagers

What is mindfulness? Cambridge Dictionary defines this word as “The practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.” Living in a stressful world full of information, speed and innovations, slowing down seems almost impossible. However, when I see my students coming to...

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Distance Building Devices across Cultures

Distance Building Devices across Cultures

While learning English students not only learn vocabulary, grammar, etc. but they also find out more about cultures, traditions. They might come across an interesting phenomenon, which is called distance building devices. Distance is recognized as a positive value in American culture, as Americans are known for being individualistic, they focus on the individual’s rights,...

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Working Online: fears, tools, and experience

Working Online: fears, tools, and experience

I’ve been teaching English for 19 years already, actually since my 14 y.o. My first students are successful adults now, many of them are also connected with foreign languages :). Anyway, my first online experience dates back to 2010 when I became a part of an international IT company. In no time, I realized that...

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Unified State Exam (USE=ЕГЭ): Time Management

Unified State Exam (USE=ЕГЭ): Time Management

Time Management plays a great role in our lives. 2019 has come and it’s high time to ponder on resolutions and strategies to make a difference this year. When talking about any exams, the question of TM really matters. Getting ready for the Unified State Examination (ЕГЭ)? Let’s discuss it today. STEP-1 Before planning your...

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How to maximize speaking in one-on-one lessons

How to maximize speaking in one-on-one lessons

We won’t reveal any secrets by saying that one-on-one students prefer speaking to all other skills. Teachers know that teaching speaking is impossible without listening, reading, vocabulary and grammar. How to spend more time speaking without sacrificing other skills for it? As we say, so both the wolves have eaten much (our students) and the...