TEACHING BLOG

Vocabluary building and avoiding ´the language learning plateau´

An important aspect of enhancing your progression is building up your vocabulary. Obviously we need to know more than one way of saying things or we will of course be very limited with our language use. This is an important aspect of getting over the notorious ´learning plateaus´ that generally set in around the pre-intermediate… Continue reading Vocabluary building and avoiding ´the language learning plateau´

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ACTIVITIES · TEACHING BLOG

Advice for speaking better during Cambridge and Trinity oral exams

Initiating and responding. It is really important to be able to form simple questions well. The key is to use simple questions such as, “Do you enjoy watching TV?” and to focus on giving a simple, fluent and extended answer (20-30 seconds). Your answer in the exam should be with mostly simple grammar forms that… Continue reading Advice for speaking better during Cambridge and Trinity oral exams

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

B1 (PET) READING EXAMPLE

Albacete There is a small city in the south-east of Spain called Albacete; it has ____ (1) a population of 170 thousand inhabitants. This curious little Spanish city has got many interesting things to see and do. Firstly, it is perfectly situated ____ (2) one hour from the mountains and the beach. The mountains have… Continue reading B1 (PET) READING EXAMPLE

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

OUR OWN METHODOLOGY: START

An essential part of learning a language is the methodology used. I have spoken about the importance of using a language and context in the past, as well as giving advice for improving the individual skills such as speaking and listening, so I thought it right to put it into a simple acronym to be… Continue reading OUR OWN METHODOLOGY: START

TEACHING BLOG

Why it is essential to have a language learning partner

  Language learning partners or the similar concept that is tandem language learning is an essential part of trying to reach fluency. The idea is simple; learn a language together with another person who has a similar target to your own to help enhance both of your progress. With a language learning partner you are… Continue reading Why it is essential to have a language learning partner

TEACHING BLOG

TEACHING: The Flipped Classroom Approach to learning

Recently, I have been reading a lot into the so called ´Flipped Classrom Approach´and I have been taken aback a little. This methodology basically consists of giving the course material at home and using class time to primarily experiment with practicing the subject. The course material can be delivered through online tutorials or even in… Continue reading TEACHING: The Flipped Classroom Approach to learning

ACTIVITIES · VOCABULARY

Multiple choice gaps fill Phrasal Verbs