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Teaching online

Read more ...• It’s as important to keep to a routine online as offline • Get up and get dressed as if you are going out to work and keep to your lesson timetable as far...

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Online

Read more ...  With such a rapid shift to online school, there are bound to be some mishaps … and lessons learned. We turned to our community of teachers to ask what they’re learning themselves about remote learning. Here are our favorite dos and don’ts of teaching online:   DO: Be prepared. Make sure you have good lighting so your students can see your...

The factor of anxiety in Young Learners' classes

Read more ...  As English teachers, we’re almost always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to stimulate our language learners. It was ELT author and researcher Stephen D. Krashen who gave us his Affective Filter hypothesis of Second or Foreign language acquisition. (Krashen – Terrell, 1983)   His hypothesis states, that conditions which promote...

Preparing Your Students for EFL Exams

Read more ...  As the school year begins and we have students entering exams classes, we have to make certain decisions so as to make the school year a successful one for both us and our students. The first such decision that needs to be made is which exam we should prepare our students for. Quite often that decision is made for us because the students...

Dictation: Make it an interesting activity

Read more ...Dictation is one of the oldest techniques known for both the teaching and testing of foreign languages. Stansfield (1985) dates its origins back to the sixteenth century. It has long been associated with the traditional or grammar-translation method.  Through the years dictation has fallen in and out of favour as new schools and approaches in...

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