Listen Carefully! Are your students (and even you) tired of learning grammar and new words by heart? Do they find difficult to understand a native speaker during listening activities? Let’s start your lesson with some great music! Because songs are fun, authentic way how to develop students’ comprehension skills, work on grammar, introduce new vocabulary … Continue reading Simona Sárköziová (AUA ČR – Czechia)
We had a lot of positive feedback on last year's discussion forum. So, this year, we'll be holding the 2nd installment of a discussion we began at last year's conference. At issue is the native/non-native speaker teacher conundrum. You know, that situation where if you're not born to English-speaking parents you need all kinds of … Continue reading Discussion Forum 1: Why are we still talking about NEST/NNEST?
We're English teachers, right? But then we find ourselves asking these questions: "Aren’t English classes supposed to focus on teaching English? Shouldn’t I avoid sensitive topics – like race, gender, sexuality, violence, inequality, class, religion and corruption? Shouldn’t I leave my students’ minds untainted with references to those issues?" Well, no. And, we can’t. We … Continue reading Discussion Forum 2: What’s that got to do with teaching English?
Funnylicious Improv Theater is Slovakia’s first and only English improv theater and training center with regular main stage shows, workshops, classes and professional training for companies. They believe in the transformative power of improvisation that can unlock our natural creativity and help us become a better version of ourselves. Most importantly, improv brings so much … Continue reading Improv Evening with Funnylicious
Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy to Teenagers We get constantly bombarded with messages, and we create media content ourselves. How can teenagers develop their critical thinking skills and become more media - literate? How to be able to discern fake from the truth, learn to analyse and critique content, especially in advertising? The participants … Continue reading Olena Urazova (Ukraine)