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 IX – Tips for teaching teenagers

• Encourage teenagers to have opinions and to think critically and questioningly about what they are learning. • Use the students’ own knowledge and experience as much as possible. • Treat the students like adults but remember they are still children. • Encourage the students to take responsibility for their own learning. • Be super-organised! [...]

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