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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

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

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

Summer holiday in one sound

At dawn of the new academic year we wish you all the best! And here is our first short post. Inspired by BELTA webinar with Mike Harrison I came up … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friends as Teachers and Learners

This lesson plan is designed around the topic ‘Friends as teachers or/and learners’. Students practice speaking, listening and vocabulary. Language level: Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2) Learner type: teens and adults … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment