Grammar books and multiple exercises are, without any doubt, a good old-fashioned way of studying English. At the same time, let’s face the truth: it’s nothing but a piece of hard work to you. However, learning languages doesn’t have to be just another complex task on your life path. You can enjoy the process while gaining necessary experience and knowledge. All you need is to know the interesting ways of learning English and there are many of them.
Movies and TV…Continue
I love this simple version of the Pass the paper game. After the music stops, the person with the paper has to sing and finish the Christmas Carol line. A lot of fun. Download the PPT …Continue
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I have been using Articulate Storyline to create game like quizzes for three years. However, there are so many games that I thought that it was a good idea to share them in a blog. So, I want to introduce you Games4ESL . In this new blog, it…Continue
1. Our Basic TEFL Certificate Course now has a new home!
A great new platform that improves the course. Patience.io. It now also includes full access to…Continue
We have a great group of teachers sharing professional know how and knowledge on our ELT Professionals LinkedIn Group.
Join in the conversation. Here are some of the most recent ones. Get a full archive HERE.
1. Mystery Quiz: 12 Statements about…Continue
Few decades ago, it seemed as the educational system would remain stuck within the usual teaching and learning methods. When professors started using iPads in the classroom, many people were sceptical about the trend. Nevertheless, today’s reality is different: students are being continuously engaged in the learning process with the help of educational…Continue
I'm sitting at the front of the group and everyone is prepared for the usual blablabla, teacher talk, present, maybe have time for questions thing. However, I just sit there. I just sit there and begin with the words.... Tell me what you want to know.
I've actually went so far as to…Continue
I recently had an experience that allowed me to peer deep into myself. Not often this happens to oneself, most often we assume we are "X" and seldom really have real, true information about our own selves. Much of who we are is built upon a fabrication, of who we think we are. Two totally different…Continue
I've recently overhauled and improved our **content removed**. It is now on a whole new platform, much better presented and easy to use for all teachers - those looking for first certification or experienced teachers seeking to update/refresh their knowledge and skills.
All those who enroll will be…Continue
Your first class will be tough. It will be stressful and the same thing will be repeated every single time that you have a new class. Motivating students is really difficult and you need to take your time, practice and learn all that you can about how to do this properly. While classroom management is definitely something that is really complicated to understand, we do have some tips that will help you.
Always Praise Your Students
Class work has to be recognized. You do…Continue
One of my goals this coming school year is to be more personal in my writing/blogging. I know I am guilty of sharing precious little about myself. I pontificate, philosophize, condemn, encourage but in that, I share little of "who I am". I don't want to be that kind of writer, blogger or secret sharer. So here…Continue
1. Materials Design Principles Webinar. Tues. Oct. 14. 8am EST.
Do you design your own materials, are you thinking about it? Well, you should and this webinar will discuss some basic considerations when designing print or online materials. Sign up…Continue
Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out! Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the world. Get the full prior archive of discusssions here.
(not a member of the group? Please join, just takes a…Continue
Getting students thinking and harnessing their own inner curiosity through question based instruction – is a great approach. Or also Project Based Instruction. The more we educators can harness the inner light and motivation of students, tap into their thirst to know - the more we'll succeed.
Sometimes like …Continue
I've always, my whole life long, had the sneaking suspicion that adults really didn't know much and were just as scared as us kids and as frightfully "groping". My suspicions were confirmed as I reached adulthood and realized that adults don't "know it all", nor possess some magical "togetherness".
What are the 21st century skills that English teachers should incorporate? What are the keys to being English teachers in this century? What is the value contribution of ‘Our World’, ‘Welcome to our World’ and ‘Explore Our World’ Series that National Geographic Learning offers to teachers and children at the primary level of education? Interview with Dr. Joan Kang Shin in occasion of her recent conference 'Are you a 21st century teacher?' realized in the city of Lima (Peru) on August 27th…Continue
1. Inspiring Quotes. A good quote can really "hit home". Here are…Continue