fbpx

What helped me teach online

Read more ...This year, as the pandemic hit and schools shut down, I had to re-invent myself as an online EFL teacher. Here’s a list of things I did to make my (and my students’) life easier. 1. Slow down Online teaching is taking all this to a new, slower, talking level. Different internet connection speeds mean that the sound doesn’t reach all students at the same...

THE SPELLING BEE GAME

Read more ...                            Auto spelling correction is so convenient nowadays when we type on our PCs or iPhone or all the other electronic devices at our fingertips. Does this mean that we have to give up on the skill of correct spelling?  Indeed some wonder why one should...

Teaching Grammar Without Teaching Grammar

Read more ... “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” ― Zadie Smith It’s parents’ favorite worry. It’s a hot discussion topic at children’s parties. It takes pages and pages in coursebooks. It’s the number one assessment focus of EFL classrooms. It’s teachers’ nightmare or glory. It causes heated debates on social media, among teachers: Grammar. Or...

Substitution: two sides of the same coin

Read more ...Substitution is such a common phenomenon in the teaching profession, that you are bound to be involved in it one way or another. Under the term ‘substitution’ lie many different types; teaching a new class for a single lesson in too short notice, or initially doing it for a short period of time, only to be informed that you are to go on for several...

Formative Assessment in Distance Learning

Read more ...Schools are closed but schooling goes on, and it remains crucial that teachers find ways to see what students are learning. Whether we use synchronous or asynchronous online sessions, whether we call it distance or virtual learning, we’re all challenged to provide meaningful education experiences at a distance as the education world grapples with the...

A Teacher’s Springtime Quarantine

Read more ...It is March again. Spring has officially arrived and the equinox is promising more sunlight and longer warmer days. After a gloomy winter this is the time to open the windows and let the fresh air in. It is the time to step outside and enjoy the birds singing sweetly, the wildflowers coming into bloom, the trees displaying vibrant colors. It is the time...

Page 1 of 15

Latest Issue

© 2017 ELT NEWS. All Rights Reserved.