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Cultural Issues.

Cultural Issues.

Nina MK, Ph.D.

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Love Goes Towards Love

Love Goes Towards Love
Nina MK, Ph.D.
Topic 1 for April, Identifying and developing the skills and knowledge a teacher needs, gives one furiously to think, as Hercule Poirot would say. It is a great topic for discussion!

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THE Gaussian curve in self-assessment

The Gaussian Curve is a very useful tool in teacher and student assessment.

Let us begin by assessing our own success. What is the usual procedure? We explain a new topic, have students do exercises, perform consolidation and then give them a test. If the grades fall into the celebrated mathematician’s curve shape, say five top marks, five lowest ones, and fifteen good and satisfactory, it means that we have done a good job.

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Difficult students

It takes all kinds to make the world. According to statistics, at least 15% of school children have some problems, both psychological and physical ones. It means that in every class of 25, we have 3-4 problem students. Children are their parents’ mirrors, as well as our own; students often copy their teachers’ behaviour. J.K. Rowling brilliantly showed it with Harry Potter and Dumbledore on the one hand, and Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape on the other hand. She has also taught us that things are often not what they seem: human beings are more complex.

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The Coursebook

THE COURSEBOOK.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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ERROR CORRECTION

Error Correction and Feedback.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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ICT In the Classroom

ICT IN THE CLASSROOM.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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Pronunciation and ESP

PRONUNCIATION AND ESP.
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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Vocabulary Learning

Vocabulary Learning.
Nina MK, Ph.D.
Vocabulary is always a very good topic for discussion. This time, I decided to approach it from a professional angle. How did I, an EL teacher, acquire such an extensive lexical stock? How is it that I can not only explain, but also produce whole dictionary entries for a great number of words in their multitude of meanings? In effect, I can try to answer two of my favourite questions about language learning and teaching.
1) How many years does one have to study a language to know it really well?

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Using Literature

Using literature
Nina MK, Ph.D.

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