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bored, tired language students learning passively

Have you tried being a language student lately?

Share the stage!

Many teachers give teacher-centered lessons or lectures. The teacher is animated, talking, explaining, and writing on the board. In the meantime, the students are sitting, listening passively. Sitting for...

09 Jul Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
bored student with books, falling asleep

EFL Teachers often ask me how they can "fill up" a whole day of English. The idea of teaching students in a stimulating way for hours on end is daunting! Let's hear from this EFL teacher:

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03 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
teddies waving hello and the word hello as concepts to teach preschoolers

Hello Teachers,

An English teacher in Tianjin, China asked me how to teach the following four words to preschoolers aged 3-5.

Hello Bye bye Ball Hand

Whenever possible, demonstrate vocabulary words with gestures. Using gestures makes a word more real,...

29 Jun Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
end of term show kids on stage

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Why give a show?

An end of term show is a fantastic way to motivate kids . It's also important to share what you have been doing all term, or all year, with parents and the school. It's a chance for students to show off and be rewarded for their efforts....

28 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments

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