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English Internet Acronyms

English Internet Acronyms

These 5 tasks will help students to get acquainted with modern Internet slang; practise reading the authentic articles, making up dialogues and using Internet acronyms. These activities are suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students, for groups and face to face lessons. Before starting the lesson discuss the questions with the students: What an Internet acronym...

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How to keep students’ attention in class

How to keep students’ attention in class

Have you ever noticed that sometimes students, no matter if they learn in a group or individually, aren’t focused and do other things instead of paying attention to what is going on in the lesson? Their attention wanders and what they do is daydreaming, surfing the Internet, making to-do lists, drawing etc. Here are some...

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ABC for beginning teachers (Observation checklist)

ABC for beginning teachers (Observation checklist)

When you just start teaching, what is really beneficial is to observe your colleagues’ lessons. It improves your self-awareness of the teaching process, gives you new insight into a particular student’s behavior or performance, you can learn more about other materials and methods, also you can identify your own areas of teaching and lesson planning...

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ABC for beginning teachers (lesson planning)

ABC for beginning teachers (lesson planning)

Lesson planning is a significant element of teaching-learning system. A lesson plan is a step-by-step guide that provides a structure for an essential learning. It helps the teacher to choose the materials, adapt the activities to student’s needs, be prepared to possible problems. An effective lesson plan has three basic components; aims and objectives of...

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How to start teaching online: 7 tips

How to start teaching online: 7 tips

Online education have seen a significant growth and more and more people are using the Internet to study English. Common reasons are convenience, accessibility, and scheduling flexibility. This growth opens up new avenues of income and career advancement for teachers who are eager to try something new and adjust to new world. Here are 7...

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ABC for beginning teachers (ELT glossary)

ABC for beginning teachers (ELT glossary)

YLE, TPR, L1, TTT, PPP ? Are you a beginning teacher and strange abbreviations in ELT books drive you crazy? Or maybe you are not sure what ‘recast’ and ‘scaffolding’ mean. We prepared a list of essential English language teaching (ELT) terminology. Chant To repeat a phrase, sentence, rhyme, verse, poem or song, usually with others, in...

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Writing tasks for busy students

Writing tasks for busy students

Are your students really enthusiastic about writing for and against essays or formal letters? As long as they are preparing for taking exams, they have to. But in other cases adults are very busy and unmotivated to spend their time on writing something academic. Teachers can’t  ignore writing because as a productive skill it can...