Office English Lesson 3 – Small Talk

This lesson was awesome! I’m so excited. It was full of energy and music and everyone talking and I feel great after it. So here’s what we did. I had taught many Small Talk lessons in the past, usually using textbooks or some other ELT materials. We would do the usual good/bad topics for conversation …

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Office English Lesson 2

Acknowledgements: I'd like to thank Vedrana, Marc and Jonathan for their help with this lesson and for being friends. In the second week of this course we focused on writing, more specifically, on the basics of writing emails. My goal was to provide students with a lot of opportunities to write, with clear guidelines for …

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Pěší poutě Ladislava Zibury – TedxYouth@Prague

Ráda bych se svými kolegy, učiteli češtiny jako cizího jazyka, sdílela pracovní list založený na TedxYouth@Prague Ladislava Zibury, kde mluví o svých pěších poutích. Lekci jsem několikrát vyzkoušela na svých studentech a vždycky měla úspěch. Postup tvorby pracovního listu vychází z tohoto příspěvku mého internetového kolegy Anthonyho: Pracovní list je ke stažení přes Google Doc. Z videa …

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My “TD success story(ies)”

(This post was written as part of the TDSIG Web Carnival  #tdsigcarnival) The theme of this year’s TDSIG web carnival is “TD success stories” and I’ve been invited to participate by Matthew Noble. This is my contribution to the call for blogposts on the topic. At very first, I felt fairly uneasy about the invitation. I don’t have …

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Dialogue Procedure in Beginners’ Classes

Today a friend/colleague asked me if we could go over her lesson plan before her observed class. As we did, I realised I use different techniques for teaching dialogues than she does and thought they might be worth sharing. Also, following the hoo-ha of my two latest posts, I’m writing a humble, practical text to …

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Course Admin for Freelancers – updated

I am a freelance teacher. I work for language schools (aka agencies), universities, companies and private clients. Over the years I have come to realize that a large part of my success as a teacher is down to being organized and I have developed several course administration strategies which I’d like to share with you. …

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