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Archive for December, 2010

The Why’s and How’s of Groupwork and Pairwork

Perhaps one of the most important and useful skills in TEFL is grouping. If done correctly, it can do you wonders, and both your students and you will enjoy more fun and more constructive lessons.

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First Day’s To-Remember List

Leaving a good first impression is pretty much the only thing that both the teacher and the students think about before entering the classroom. It is after all what sets the tone and determines how well they will do in the coming days of the course. Here are some ways that can guarantee a friendly encounter, a good impression, and promise a smooth and relaxed environment to teach in.

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In the past, I used to find it difficult to finish the assigned curriculum, do a bunch of quizzes, have extracurricular activities, play games, watch a movie or listen to songs within the time given to each course. Of course back then I did not know what I know right now, and now I find the time to do all those things and more. Moreover, my students have fun all the time, and they are thankful for being given the chance to practice. All thanks to the Communicative Approach.

Obviously, many are the methods followed nowadays in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), but one remains Read more…