Walking along a street I overheard the following dialogue.

Two young men shared their observations at a café excitedly:

“Did you notice that dude in the corner? No smart phone, no laptop, not even a cell, no earphones… He was just drinking coffee! Must be insane!”

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Materials Development

More than 400 EL teachers from the region gathered together to listen to Mike Riley, teacher, teacher trainer and methodologist who spoke mostly about EL resources and the challenges of today. Mike started his career in Manchester, then spent fifteen years in Milan, Italy, progressing from EL teaching at all levels and ages to manager, director of International House, and is now a Macmillan specialist. His main report was titled “More than Words”. He demonstrated three types of resources, images, videos and graphs, and gave three major reasons for their usage:

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Feedback on writing

The younger our students are, the more enthusiasm they show for any new task.

I usually define the grades very clearly. In primary school I use the following: Excellent, Good, Again. Sure, I know perfectly well that “Again” means failure, but the pupils do not realize that and happily accept it as a challenge. Add the fact that EL is a subject which stands aside from all the others, and the unorthodox system of grades is perceived as normal. Once we eliminate the fear of failure and/or a bad mark, we acquire a new stimulus for the students to strive and move towards a better one.

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Special Needs

Special Needs Students.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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Teaching is a Challenging Job!

Nina MK, Ph.D.

I teach EL teachers, conducting whole courses, workshops, seminars, taking part in various conferences. As the saying goes, children reflect the adults in their life; in the same way adults reflect the children they teach. There is a great difference in evaluating educators who attend a refresher course and students.

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