Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VII – What kind of mistakes do students make

We need to be aware of what kind of mistake is being made so that we can correct it appropriately. Students make several different kind of mistakes: • They make SLIPS – the result of tiredness or because the students are speaking quickly and and are careless. In other words, they know how to use [...]

By | iunie 12th, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VI – Praise, medals and rewards

Teachers often think about how to give their student ‘medals' when they do something well. But what should we give them? Gold stars or praise (Well done! Fantastic!)? Praising students to much and for no reason probably doesn’t work. It may even have a negative effect. But not praising them isn’t the answer. Young learners want [...]

By | iunie 3rd, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VI – Modal verbs

Many teachers introduce modals of obligation and permission by talking about rules and regulations in different countries. Some teachers invent stories about children talking to their parents (e.g. Must I tidy my room now?), about people in galleries and libraries, or about work regulations. The situation will depend on the age of the students? Note: [...]

By | iunie 3rd, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer IV – Teaching the past simple and the past perfect

• We can tell stories with the past simple. E.g.: we can ask students to describe their last week. • We can give students a story which uses past simple and past perfect with verb forms. They have to circle the verbs and then say which action happened first.

By | mai 30th, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer II – Teaching the present perfect

• To practice the present perfect simple the students can mime looking happy, exhausted, sad, amused, etc., and the other students have to ask them questions with just, such as Why are you sad? Have you just said goodbye to your girlfriend? • If you want to introduce the present perfect continuous, you can show [...]

By | mai 27th, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments