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27 Jan 2015

English To Go is a wonderful resource where you can find lesson plans for any age and level, based on Reuters News articles.

22 Jan 2015

I have been doing international projects with students of all ages and levels for about twenty years.

20 Jan 2015

Sink or Think?

05 Sep 2014

Meeting new people, communicating with colleagues and observing them conduct their lessons always gives me a great impulse to look at...

20 Aug 2014

Every year, new young teachers come to schools around the globe, and we experienced professionals can share our wisdom with them.

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23 Jun 2014

Customs and traditions are a great subject for conversations, discussions at any age/level.

22 Jun 2014

This neat little sign presents several avenues of exploration, and thus at least three different approaches to the lesson.

20 Jun 2014

Using pictures as props is part and parcel of our daily ELT life.

29 May 2014

Do you teach young learners in an academy or in the public sector?

26 Mar 2014

The end of March is traditionally the school spring break week in Russia, for pupils.

03 Mar 2014

Online conferences, webinars and courses are extremely valuable.

05 Feb 2014

Evaluating your learners progress is a continuous process.

04 Feb 2014

Online safety is not one but rather several important topics. Let us look at them.

03 Feb 2014

In many countries, there is either the National Curriculum, or its equivalent in existence.

02 Feb 2014

Every so often, running along the streets of my town, I hear that unmistakable beautiful voice, that inimitable intonation.

21 Jan 2014

There is blogging as an internet activity: anybody can create a blog, an online diary, and pour out one’s soul to the whole wide world...

15 Jan 2014

Two factors help my non-stop development as a teacher: continuous learning; and sharing what I learned with others.

10 Jan 2014

When adults talk about adolescents, it seems at times that they mean some species that are totally different from human beings.

09 Jan 2014

All the world is a stage, and all the people are merely players.

31 Dec 2013

Overall, students and teachers feel motivated through content and language integrated learning experiences because they offer...

  • 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...