Рубрика: Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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PBL – project-based learning overview

PBL – project-based learning overview

What is PBL? PBL is a student-centered approach which is dynamic and helps students acquire knowledge via exploration of real-life problems and challenges. Thom Markham  underlines that PBL is based not only on learning but doing, too, enhancing students to apply their knowledge to authentic situations. What’s curious is that this generated knowledge by PBL...

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Fake Messages and How to Use them with Teens

Fake Messages and How to Use them with Teens

Teenagers are notorious for constantly being absorbed by texting, chatting, browsing the Net and using their phones without stopping. We have come across a great opportunity to make them work in our classrooms and involve them in the learning process without their noticing. It has been recently introduced by Nick Peachey at IH Barcelona ELT...

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8th of March (kids)

8th of March (kids)

International Women’s Day is a special day. We honor women who are mothers, grannies, sisters, aunts, daughters, friends and colleagues. The 8th of March is usually full of flowers and warm words. As for teachers, this holiday gives a chance to create something special. We’ve created a worksheet for kids that will definitely make your talk...

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Women’s Day

Women’s Day

In this lesson, students learn about the history of International Women’s day, watch a video about women’s equality and enlarge their vocabulary on this topic. Age: teens Level: Intermediate + Time: 50 min Lesson type: reading, writing, listening and speaking, Number of students: 1-8 Materials: Worksheet, YouTube video Women’s day (a worksheet) Women’s Day (teacher’s...

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Giving feedback to teenagers

Giving feedback to teenagers

Feedback is the information that learners get on their performance. It enables both teachers and learners to draw some conclusions about previous learning, and also to work out a plan for future development. Why? Feedback is inseparable from successful learning. It helps students navigate, and assess their own progress. With limited or no feedback, most...

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How to get ready for Writing Tasks: IELTS/TOEFL

How to get ready for Writing Tasks: IELTS/TOEFL

So many times I’ve heard from students: I can’t write, I don’t know where to start, I don’t have imagination, I am short of time and can’t cope with time-management. It’s necessary to define the nature of your students’ fears before you start exam preparation. To understand the Writing tasks in IELTS and TOEFL better,...

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How to use poems with teens

How to use poems with teens

While working with teenagers, a teacher can hear: “Yuck! I hate poetry! We have to read poems in our first language and they are really long and tedious for us.” So why should teachers force teens to read poems? In this article, we collected simple and effective steps towards integrating poems in your ordinary class...

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