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Children mirror their parents or caregivers. Students of all ages tend to copy their teachers.

Recently on my MA course we have been looking at the issue of reticence in the classroom, and whether this is caused by the...

When I get a new class of children or a group of adults to teach, I check the roster, and take a minute to study the last names. Russian...

I am currently taking the online component of the Trinity Dip TESOL course and our current focus is on Unit 1 ‘Language and Methodology...

Topic 1 - Identifying and developing the skills and knowledge a teacher needs, gives one furiously to think, as Hercule Poirot would...

A couple of years ago I was teaching an intermediate multilingual class with students from all over the world.

When children come back to school in September after a long summer break, we teachers may be faced with what is known as tabula rasa,...

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Children mirror their parents or caregivers. Students of all ages tend to copy their teachers.

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Recently on my MA course we have been looking at the issue of reticence in the classroom, and whether this is caused by the...

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When I get a new class of children or a group of adults to teach, I check the roster, and take a minute to study the last names. Russian...

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I am currently taking the online component of the Trinity Dip TESOL course and our current focus is on Unit 1 ‘Language and Methodology...

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Topic 1 - Identifying and developing the skills and knowledge a teacher needs, gives one furiously to think, as Hercule Poirot would...

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A couple of years ago I was teaching an intermediate multilingual class with students from all over the world.

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When children come back to school in September after a long summer break, we teachers may be faced with what is known as tabula rasa,...

  • Four of them were from Saudi Arabia, four from Brazil, and the others were from Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey. We spent 20 hours a week together, two in the morning and two in the afternoon every day. Normally when you teach a class like this in...
  • As this week’s topic is lexis, it seemed only natural to contribute to this month’s vocabulary topic.
  • True, we tell them in May or June that they should read a book, watch some films in English, in short, do something to keep up their language level. It is also true that not every student follows our advice, yet we have to teach them all. A good way...
  • Whatever we do at our lessons is absorbed, digested and regurgitated, with varying degrees of success. Since our subject is English and our primary aim is teaching communication in a foreign language, we should never lose sight of that most valuable...
  • Previously, I didn’t think it mattered what the nationality of the students were, I thought that the environment and perhaps the student-teacher relationship would be the key issues. However, I am not widely traveled, certainly not outside of...
  • In our region, there are also a lot of ethnic Germans, Koreans, plus a number of Yakut and Buryat from the North, and some people from the nearby Altai mountains. In recent decades, a few more exotic mixed families appeared: Russo-American, Chinese...
  • It is a great topic for discussion! As a mentor and teacher trainer, I tell my colleagues that some skills are a given. Meaning, before we even start working as teachers, we acquire enough knowledge of the subject. We are supposed to be able to read...