Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to ask questions to encourage more fluency in class?

How to ask the right questions to provoke more speaking&discussion in class? You might have heard that to be good at (Business) English teaching, you don’t have to know all the specifics of our students’ business, you have to ask … Continue reading

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how much personalisation is enough?

That’s the question that has been constantly nagging  me laltely. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true advocate of personalising materials for our students, basing the whole activities on their experience and expertise, and asking them for their professional … Continue reading

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May holidays and an emotional worksheet

In my country the first 2 weeks of May are not really very busy: first there is the Labour day (1.05), then the is the Victory Day (09.05), and in between a lot of people take some days off. As … Continue reading

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It’s All Semantics

Originally posted on So, You Think You Can Teach ESL?:
I found this on Reddit. It is a good way to practice remembering changing the stress on a word can also change the meaning.

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The pyramid of lies

Originally posted on Evidence into Practice:
In my NQT year I found myself contesting the use of brain gym in my school (I even got sent on a course to ‘convert me’). The experience set me up nicely – as…

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getting our students to focus on success

next time I get a new student, I’ll add one more point to my long-established 1st class procedures. it will be the GROW model suggested in “from English teacher to learner coach”. GROW stands for: goal -the end point where … Continue reading

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