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The Play Spiral approach

The Play Spiral approach

This is the theory of learning introduced by Janet Moyles in 1989. The concept of the theory is to let children play freely and explore first, then they play in a more structured way and then in a free way again. The first free play allows children to “lead into” the game, explore it themselves,...

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Teaching writing to kids

Teaching writing to kids

Some specialists believe that the development of spoken skills should forego literacy development. However, some recent researches have found that it is not advisable to follow this approach. The reason is that a delay in learning how to read and write does not promote speaking skills development, but interferes it. Thus, the question is how...

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How to retain small students in summer?

How to retain small students in summer?

Summer is considered to be the most favourite time for almost everybody, especially kids. They enjoy their summer holidays playing, having fun and being free from the lessons. However, most of them lose two or three months of English skills practice. Kids forget what they have learnt during the year and engage themselves in different...

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EEE model

EEE model

Have you ever heard about EEE model?  “EEE” is a model of sequencing activities for teaching children. It stands for “Encounter, Engage and Exploit” (Mourão and Gamboa, 2007). It correlates with a well-known PPP model, “Presentation, Practice, Production”, but tends to be more friendly. Primary school is the best time to captivate children with English...

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Tasks based on books covers

Tasks based on books covers

Children are reading less. “Clip culture” thinking of contemporary generation demands short chunks of information. How to evoke love to reading? Books seem too long and boring. Parents can do it easily by own example. Teachers have fewer opportunities. As we know many people nowadays choose books according to reviews and the images on book...

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Приглашаем на онлайн-марафон вебинаров “Teaching Children How To Learn”

Приглашаем на онлайн-марафон вебинаров “Teaching Children How To Learn”

Дети по природе любознательны и пытливы, они хотят учиться и не боятся совершить ошибку. Но для того, чтобы сохранить их интерес к знаниям, нужно научить их учиться. Как это сделать, расскажут эксперты ELT на онлайн-марафоне вебинаров Teaching children how to learn. К участию в вебинарах приглашаются все желающие. Когда и где: Марафон состоится 26, 27,...

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Best webinars and videos for preschool teachers

Best webinars and videos for preschool teachers

As learning English at a very early age is becoming more and more widespread, there is a variety of professional development and methodology information for preschool teachers. Below I’ll share some webinar, videos and excerpts from different webinars I find really useful. General methodology This webinar by Herbert Puchta covers practical tips on how to...

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Do you like Avengers? (worksheet)

Do you like Avengers? (worksheet)

The greatest story produced by Marvel studio has ended. The superheroes of Marvel Universe fight together against Thanos. In the previous part, he killed half of the humankind. What can the survived heroes do? Just revenge? Or change the history? Watch the movie and enjoy these tasks with your students! Level: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate Skills: Reading,...

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How to hold an only English day in a summer camp

How to hold an only English day in a summer camp

Summer is a period when many English clubs, as well as general secondary schools, set up English summer camps. Some of them even invite foreigners for language practice. Generally, children come to the language camp to immerse in the foreign language environment and to level up their skills. Students are often motivated and challenged by...