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

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VIII – Tips for teaching young learners

• Change activities frequently. • Combine learning and play. • Use appropriate activities (including songs, puzzles, games, art, physical movement). • Make the classroom an attractive, light and conveninent learning environment. • Pay special attention to your own English pronunciation.

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

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer I Teaching the present continuous and present simple

• Students can pretend to be police officers on surveillance duty – or spies – to practice the present continuous. They say what people are doing in sentences like: A man in walking into the shop. He is carrying a bag. • We can contrast people’s work and holiday lives with the present simple and [...]

By | mai 26th, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments