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Voice and Video recordings as homework. Our talk from IATEFL. Part 2. Retellings

In the previous post we gave you some insight into the idea of using recordings as homework and we went into more details about recording reading. We also demonstrated you … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Voice and Video recordings as homework. Our talk from IATEFL. Part 1

It was the first time we presented at IATEFL. The talk went well and we were delighted to get positive feedback and so much interest in the topic from the … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A dictation children enjoy

Spelling is essential to master for success in language learning, especially English. Dictation by no means is an excellent way to assess and most importantly  encourage children to learn spelling. … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learner’s progress in the hands of WHO?

At rare but so intense moments of teacher burnout, the question of teacher role in the life of a learner raises again and again. Working in a private sector implies … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

More English in the classroom (YLs and pre-teens)

Here is a short post on an important issue at least at my classes. At some point this school year I faced a serious problem – an excessive use of … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A diary entry worth reading or What is your talent?

English definition of “talent”      ‘talent noun [C or U] (NATURAL ABILITY)    /ˈtæl.ənt/ B1 (someone who has) a natural ability to be good at something, especially without being taught:  http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/talent_1?q=talent’ I teach a pre-intermediate teens class. The guys are a bunch … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Rhyming Body Language

If to imagine English as an ocean, then coursebooks are lifesaving islands, at least for students. Most of teachers feel secure being on an island too. But from time to … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment