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ABC for beginning teachers (error correction)

ABC for beginning teachers (error correction)

Students shouldn’t be afraid of using the wrong tense or omitting an article as making mistakes is the proof of learning, but the question is how teachers handle these mistakes. Too much error-correction can demotivate students, on the other hand, to let the conversation flow and not to correct any mistakes can also cause some...

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Vox pops in English language teaching

Vox pops in English language teaching

According to Cambridge dictionary definition vox pops are the opinions of people recorded talking informally in public places. ‘Vox populi’ is a Latin phrase that literally means ‘voice of the people’ (wikipedia). These short interviews are valuable material in ELT since they offer a number of considerable advantages. Benefits of vox pops Vox pops provide...

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How to correct fossilized errors

How to correct fossilized errors

Fossilized errors are errors which the student makes constantly. They know they make these mistakes. They know the rules. They are able to correct themselves swiftly when the teacher points it out. However, they continue to do it over and over again. Many teachers will agree that it is much easier to teach their student...

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Tips for writing tasks

Tips for writing tasks

It just so happens that students usually do not like doing writing tasks. There are several reasons for that: assignments are not challenging or interesting; they’re time-consuming; students don’t have enough scaffolding or prompts for ideas; they just don’t like writing. Below you can find some tips on what you should work and focus on...

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Video-based observation in English teacher professional development

Video-based observation in English teacher professional development

As we know, professional development is an ongoing process. It includes plenty of methods, one of which is video-based observation. Ruth Wajnryb in her book ‘Classroom observation tasks’ called it ‘a multi-faceted tool for learning’. Lesson observation can be used for professional education in three main ways: to observe and learn from experienced teachers to...

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Effective teen collaboration in the lesson

Effective teen collaboration in the lesson

The days of students silently working independently from textbooks at desks are gone! It’s time for 21st Century Skills which include collaboration along with critical thinking, communication and creativity. In the future, our students will be looking for work in this global workplace and collaboration skill will enhance their prospects for employment and job advancement....