Planning

Quiet classroom, simple solutions

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Language classrooms, specially ESL ones, should be noisy, not in the sense of a distracting noise, but a communicative environment. However, the question is how we can make it loud because students are speaking and using the TL and not because they are just making senseless noise. One of the […]

Planning

A balanced lesson

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Developing a balanced lesson is not always as easy as we teachers would like it to be, especially when we look forward to improve certain areas some students need to improve or simply clarify. However, there are small steps we can take to include all four skills into a lesson […]

Planning

Lesson Plan or no Lesson Plan

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OK, let’s face it: Writing Lesson Plans is not the most appealing activity in the world of teaching, but it is necessary and quite useful, too. It gives teachers a clear view of a lesson, aspects to develop and improve in time and an effective use of classroom time. Even […]