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  • At the end of the 1990’s the editors trained me, and I composed a number of lessons in the required format for the site. Since the format and the tasks were basically the same as those of the newly-introduced final state school exam, I began to...
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  • The only times pronunciation flowed smoothly happened when I got beginner groups, and continued with them, using an integrated approach to teaching every aspect and skill. Children aged eight or nine simply repeated all the sounds after me, finding...
  • On September 4, a new EF, English First Center for Adults was opened in my home city of Novosibirsk. My first impression was one of light, since it is situated in a new very modern building with panoramic views over the city and even glass walls and...
  • “Don’t you know it ALL?” yet another twenty-two-year-old, newly-minted BA asked me naively. Of course I do, or I can convincingly pretend I do.Here are some simple steps to be taken before your very first lesson.
  • MARRY ME: CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS. Nina M.K., Ph.D.
  • THE WEIRD WEEKEND. Nina MK, Ph.D,
  • WAITING FOR THE PLANE. Nina MK, Ph.D. Using pictures as props is part and parcel of our daily ELT life. Visual aids are indispensable for developing speaking and writing skills in learners of any age and level. All we need to do is plan carefully...
  • Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector? If so, you almost certainly write reports and meet parents at teacher/parent evenings. What do you do to prepare for these? What do you say to parents whose kids are having...
  • Teachers have meetings, reports, reviews, school contests, and lesson plans writing, to name but a few. Among the many occupations, there are some that stand out as very pleasant activities, and a methodology seminar may actually turn out to be one...
  • It is a good way to connect, to learn what is going on, what is new, to communicate and to take part in various discussions. It has an extra value because we can record it and watch some parts again, as well as switch off when we need. Live-streamed...
  • Evaluating your learners progress is a continuous process. It is a given. If a good pupil’s grades slip, if a weak child’s results suddenly become spectacular, if the whole class does not produce the expected outcome, we should react at once. Our...
  • ONLINE SAFETY. Nina MK, Ph.D. Online safety is not one but rather several important topics. Let us look at them.
  • COURSEBOOKS: PROS AND CONS. Nina MK, Ph.D.
  • AN INFLUENTIAL TEACHER. Nina MK, Ph.D.
  • Alternately, it is easy to organize a thematic blog, using one of the numerous platforms which provide the service. Thus, I maintain a travel blog for family and friends, to post short descriptions and photos of places I have visited.However, “for...
  • Truth be told, at times I feel like I have already developed.Yet every day may bring in a new challenge: any book may present an unknown word or expression, and an unexpected language problem may pop up in any medium, be it a TV show or a news item...
  • When adults talk about adolescents, it seems at times that they mean some species that are totally different from human beings. Let us look at a few factors which may come in useful in dealing with teenagers.High school pupils may look quite grown...
  • ROLE PLAYING AS MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE ACTIVITY All the world is a stage, and all the people are merely players. We EL teachers play-act at every lesson. Our audience's attention may be captured during the very first seconds of their very first...
  • Overall, students and teachers feel motivated through content and language integrated learning experiences because they offer possibilities to use the language meaningfully by learning new contents through the language. Within language-driven models...