Improvise your teaching

Watch a recording of this webinar with Maria Glazunova to help you develop strategies and ideas for meaningful improvisation in your language teaching classrooms.

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About the webinar

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the preparation work you do for your classes? Do you burn out quickly because of everything you must do? Over-preparing is a time and energy-wasting habit. With experience, we can start to use our language instincts more and improvise. Develop the ability to “hear our students,” respond to their needs and help them reach their goals. We are teaching people, not a subject.  This webinar is for those who would like to be liberated from exhausting hours of planning and make their lessons more practical and relevant. It will address the following: 
 - the benefits of meaningful improvisation and how to become better at it - strategies of working with emergent language  - practical cases of Dogme ELT style of teaching (including cases with beginners and advanced learners) - the importance of emotional connection to boost students’ progress and self-confidence"

Recorded on 23 March 2023

Watch a recording of the webinar below

About the speaker

Maria Glazunova is a Cambridge certified ESL teacher from Ukraine. She has been teaching for 12 years.

Emotional burnout led to a radical change in her approach. After intensive training with Scott Thornbury, she started to teach in Dogme ELT style. Her focus now is to help teachers reduce over-prep and prevent burnout. Last year she published her first book, "How to reduce your time preparing for online classes and prevent emotional burnout."

She is the creator of the "From Burnout To Balance" program for teachers and the "Dogme ELT" course.



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Submitted by osmelitovargas on Thu, 04/27/2023 - 02:04

One of the best 60 minutes I've ever spent in my life. It is really worth participating and exchanging with experts in the teaching of foreign languages, especially English.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 14:51

Hi Almudena

We're glad you found the webinar helpful. There will be some supplementary material related to the webinar available on this page from early next week, so please check back then.

Best wishes,


TeachingEnglish team

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