Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XVII : finishing the lesson

One of the most difficult things for many teachers is to finish the lesson before the bell goes. Getting our timing right can be challenging. It is a good idea to summarize what has happened in the lesson and ask the students to tell you what they have learnt. Some teachers like to tell their [...]

By | iulie 21st, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XVII: working alone, working together

Students can work alone, in pairs or in groups: Whole-class teaching helps to build class spirit, the feeling that everyone is involved together. It is highly suitable for lecturing, explaining things and controlling what is going on, However, it is less appropriate for communicative speaking activities, and many students don’t like performing in the front [...]

By | iulie 18th, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XVI: what to do before students read a text

It helps if we give the students the chance to think about what they are going to read.  That’s why we give them prediction activities so that they are thinking about the topic and getting their brains ready for reading with the knowledge they have about the genre or the topic. We can tell the [...]

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Lectură de vară in limba engleză pentru copii

Ce moment poate fi mai prielnic pentru cei mici să citească povești și cărți interesate în limba engleză? Vara este ideală pentru lectura suplimentară hiar și în limbă engleză. Lectura deschide ușile ferecate ale lumilor de poveste și îi ajută pe copii să își dezvolte imaginația,vocabularul, capacitatea de comunicare. Iată câteva idei de lectură pentru [...]

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Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XV: teaching large classes

Some teachers dislike the idea of teaching large classes (over 30 students) and it is true that it is more difficult to give individual attention to students when there are so many of them. However, teaching is such circumstances can be rewarding and productive. Big classes can develop a strong group identity, and the atmosphere [...]

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Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XIV: Punctuation

We use a full stop (.) when we finish an idea. We use a question mark (?) to show that we are asking a question. We use an exclamation mark (!) to show surprise, humour and other emotions. We use commas (.) to separate clauses and as breathing spaces between ideas. We use colons (:) [...]

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Ce examene au mai susținut cursanții Belle Languages

Chiar dacă pentru cei mai mulți copii vacanța și-a intrat pe deplin în drepturi, pentru câțiva dintre cursanții Centrului de Limbi Straine Belle Languages săptămână trecută a fost una foarte importantă pentru că au susținut examenul Cambridge YLE, după cum urmează: Matei Radu - Movers Neagu Călin, Dobre David, Stanciu Levi, Enache Bogdan, Marinescu David, [...]

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Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XIII – Differences Between Speaking and Writing

When we write, we normally use complete sentences. We use appropriate punctuation and we expect grammar, spelling and vocabulary to be more correct than in speaking. In speech, we can say things like Forecast’s bad. – using contractions and missing out words that we don’t need. (ellipsis). When we speak informally, we don’t have to [...]

By | iulie 1st, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XII – bullying

Many children are bullied (or bully) at school. It is something that happens. But it shouldn’t. It is harmful for both the bullied and the bully. Many children who bully have been bullied in their turn, and many children who are bullied – face to face or through cyber-bullying (using mobile phones or the Internet) [...]

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Lessons from Jeremy Harmer XI – Teaching Conditional Clauses

Many teachers use stories with ‘consequences’ to teach conditionals. For example, we c ould tell the students a story about a man in a bar. If he has another drink, he will stay in the bar. If he stays in the bar, he will get home late. If he gets home late, his wife will [...]

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