The longer our schools stay online, the more we need to pamper the feeling of belonging to a bigger community. Turning on the computers and joining Zoom do not do the trick – it turns into an obligation in no time, followed by boredom and lack of motivation. Creating the sense of belonging to the… Read More Simple ways to strengthen the sense of school community
My current work area is very specific: first of all, it is a multi-lingual group which is so common for international schools; second, our school uses English as a medium of instruction, communication and as an official language. ESL is offered a compulsory course in grades 9 and 10 for those who did not make… Read More Teaching ESL in an international school. Here is what I’ve learnt…
Any time I happen to start an off-line course, the very first session inevitably opens with this or that type of an ice-breaker. Honestly, I am ok with those games in general, as long as I don’t have to take part in throwing an imaginary ball, repeat dance movements together with all the fourteen names… Read More Break the ice!
Sooner or later each person in the academic community faces the word count restrictions. And almost always that number would seem to be significantly smaller than a reasonable one you (or any other peer) would come up with. The rule of the game is very simple: meet the requirements. Realizing that none of us can change… Read More Fighting the word count
Some teachers manage to teach the language they cannot call their mother tongue in the countries they can not call their motherland. Non-natives teaching abroad: I’ve got this experience and I want to share it with you. Typology of English teachers Generally speaking, I would divide all English teachers into three categories: Speakers of other… Read More At Home Among Strangers
This post is written as the reflection of the article about different types of mistakes but, this time, based on language teaching. There is no better teacher than our own mistakes. They are memorable and push us to improvement. Let’s have a closer look. The stretch mistakes Students try to speak on the… Read More We need more mistakes