Learning Books

Since Monday, Mercury is no longer in retrograde and affairs are to be moving forward. Translated into the ELT world, this means fuel to the fire under the waning coursebook debate. There was a day-long debate yesterday on Twitter, and Peter Pun and Hana Tichá wrote new posts about coursebooks. Now although I don’t use …

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Office English 4 – Tone in Writing

Now this lesson didn’t go as smoothly as the previous one, but it was still a good lesson and at least I get the chance to do some reflection of the things that could have been better. Firstly, I ran out of time because I underestimated the time needed for the actual writing. I realised …

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Glenys

I was going to write a completely different post today. But as we all know, man proposes, but the God disposes. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I heard of the passing of Glenys Hanson, a wonderful person, teacher and a beloved member of our online ELT community. I got in touch …

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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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