Writing Tasks – TBLT and Others

Recently I have been trying to encourage my (mostly but not solely Czech) students to write more and in this post I’d like to describe some of the practices we have been doing. I only just now realised that distance learning naturally lends itself to TBLT writing, as learners, deprived of the opportunity to speak …

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Cramming Before the Czech Exam

The B1 exam for the students at our department will be held this week. In the past two weeks I have been streamlining my procedures and trying to fit in as much exam prep as possible. I have namely: Turned on the online classroom countdown timer for reading and grammar exercises Prepared extra reading and …

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GUEST POST – Interview with Czech Educator Mirka Smíšková

In this post I am so excited to introduce you to my colleague and friend Mirka Smíšková. Mirka and I met about two years ago after one of my blog posts made it to the Czech online freelancing waters and Mirka noticed it. We communicated over Facebook for a while, realised that we click, and …

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FIVE Mistakes Foreign People Make when Learning Czech

This post was prompted in a discussion thread on Czechlist, our Facebook group for language professionals, following a post entitled Ten More English Mistakes Czech People Make by my fellow blogger Tom Czaban. Somehow it was agreed by the group that in order to tilt the balance, a post should be written for the adventurous …

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