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11 tips to encourage and motivate unmotivated students

11 tips to encourage and motivate unmotivated students

If you’re struggling with ideas to motivate a discouraged student or learner who can’t see the progress they’re making, we’ve got a few tips to share. No single idea is a game-changer on its own; but when used consistently, these are great for putting a smile on those “down” students, and helping them move forward.  […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM-BUILDING FOR STUDENTS

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM-BUILDING FOR STUDENTS

Collaboration and cooperation are the key components of team-building, these skills are extremely important to students of all ages. They ensure that they can work together to complete a task successfully. Not only do team-building skills help students participate effectively in school, but these skills will also prove highly beneficial to adulthood as working with […]

8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills

8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills

Listening is the gateway to understanding and communicating and, therefore, is absolutely critical for language learners of all skills. If students struggle to listen carefully, they will miss out on important interactions both inside and outside of the classroom. The problem with listening instruction is that it is commonly thought to be boring and passive; […]

Getting Started with Blended Learning Videos

Getting Started with Blended Learning Videos

“There’s just not enough time in class with students!” It’s a common faculty complaint and when students are provided quality course materials they can use outside of class, this blended learning approach gives faculty more time in class. There’s a variety of materials that can be developed for use outside of class. In this article […]

How to Add Humor to Your English Classroom

How to Add Humor to Your English Classroom

How many times have you heard your students say, “This is boring!” or “Learning should be fun”? If you struggle with keeping your students’ attention, you can try adding humor to your English lessons. Humor is an effective way to engage students and increase attention. Plus, it is a lot more fun for everyone! There […]

How to Drill: Drilling Activities

How to Drill: Drilling Activities

After introducing new vocabulary words, grammar points, or sentence structures, you have to drill them with your class. There are many ways to drill new material. Using a variety of drilling methods in your classes will help make the lesson more interesting and keep students focused. How To Proceed Choral Repetition Choral repetition is a […]

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

They say they will never be able to get it right. They may put so much pressure on themselves that they become paralyzed in the English classroom. They may be so frustrated they may be on the verge of quitting all together. They wonder how they can encourage and motivate their students. What is going […]

WRITE ON! – CREATIVE WRITING AS LANGUAGE PRACTICE

WRITE ON! – CREATIVE WRITING AS LANGUAGE PRACTICE

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing in the classroom and how to set up activities successfully. What are the benefits of creative writing in the language classroom? For language learners in general There are three areas in which language […]