Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Developing Listening Skills

Despite knowing many things and techniques to improve our students skills, we teacher often forget some details about student’s profiling and personalities. Fortunately, experimenting in your classes, and I may say, following your intuition, gives a great chance to rediscover or remember those details and improve our class methodology.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shame on you teacher

I have recently realized, to my surprise and disappointment, that there are all types of teachers in the world. It may seem obvious, all right – I know – but I’m certainly referring to those teachers that put money over quality, bulk benefit over students’ interests.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

5 tips for your students

We often forget that as anything else in life, learning also needs to be coached, encouraged and celebrated. So to add in our lessons, we should also remember to remind our students of some tips that can help them improve and keep track of their learning all the time:

Remember the reasons that motivate you: Whenever our students feel overwhelmed, disheartened or find it difficult to keep their motivation up, remind them why they are studying the language on the first place.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Developing Reading Skills

After many years training students on TOEFL and IELTS strategies, one of the most difficult skill for most of them is Reading. Not only because it is reading for purpose but also because time is a big deal and the truth is during the test students do not really have enough time to read and answer. So training them on reading for purpose, meaning a quick superficial reading to understand the overall message, and managing the short time they have to answer the questions, have lead me to some tips on how to approach this skill and give students better tools.