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15.07.2019
poniedziałek

British Summer Traditions

15 lipca 2019, poniedziałek,

Every country has its customs which are unique to the summer season. Americans send their kids off to summer camps and get 2-litre Slurpees, while Canadians go fishing with a 24 of beer. The Brits are not alone in the fact that once the days get a bit longer and warmer certain foods, activities and rituals begin to pop up. Here are a few.

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24.06.2019
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Differentiation in the classroom

24 czerwca 2019, poniedziałek,

We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach towards a language lesson isn’t what our students expect. And they’re right. Each person contributes to lessons in a different way by sharing their knowledge, experiences and motivation. We should observe our learners to identify their strengths and areas for improvement and once it’s done, we can put into practice a range of differentiation strategies. If you have just started racking your brains trying to remember what differentiation is all about, here’s a little hint: it’s all about designing and delivering lessons factoring in a variety of learning styles and needs. How do we do that? Keep reading to find out!
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10.06.2019
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Hot Topic: Climate Change!

10 czerwca 2019, poniedziałek,

It’s a topic on everyone’s mind and it is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It’s climate change.  People have been talking about the human effects on climate change for decades. It became a mainstream lesson topic discussed in classrooms in the early 80’s and now its urgency is ubiquitous as certain politicians, organisations and brave activists are bringing attention to this issue in evermore brazen and resounding ways. Czytaj całość »

4.06.2019
wtorek

Candles – Homonyms

4 czerwca 2019, wtorek,

27.05.2019
poniedziałek

5 Must-See Films About Teachers and Students

27 maja 2019, poniedziałek,

There have been many films which portray the different types of teachers we encounter on our educational journeys.  Some are strict disciplinarians, some are cool and laid-back. We have seen kind teachers with a deep passion for their craft and sometimes teachers who couldn’t care less.  In today’s blog we are going to go over some of the most positive portrayals of teachers in film in the hopes that it may serve as a reminder of the endless ways in which good teachers can really affect the lives of their students.

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15.04.2019
poniedziałek

How to Make lessons more topical

15 kwietnia 2019, poniedziałek,

Whether you are reading this blog as a language learner or a teacher we can all admit that textbooks are a dry and boring staple of most English courses. The course books, new and old alike, all run through the same old tired subjects;  money, the future, jobs, sports, the environment and being healthy just to name a few.

Even the newest editions which at the very least try to keep up with the times can come off as a bit cheesy as they discuss topics such as Twitter and Spotify or mumble rap but always end up giving the impression that they were written without any consultation with a real young person who understands what IS cool and what’s not.

In this blog I’ll discuss a few ways that teachers can spice up their lessons and bring them into the year 2019. For language learners you might consider how to adapt these ideas for yourself for the purposes of self-study.

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22.03.2019
piątek

5 Great Websites for Self-Study

22 marca 2019, piątek,

I have students that come to me for 1 to 1 lessons once a week either because their parents bring them to the lesson or they are middle-aged business people and their firm is paying for the lesson.  Sometimes after a certain time the lessons may stop because the student voices a concern over “not making any progress.”  If this happens, then the reason  is often a very simple one. The student has done no homework, shows little or no interest in English outside of the classroom and gives no effort to self-study.

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