Exam skills part 1: listening FCE

Exam skills part 1: listening FCE

 What are exams skills?   The number of students who want to obtain any of the official certificates be it KET, PET or FCE has been growing in recent years. Unfortunately my experience shows that even those students whose level is good enough to pass those exams very often students seem to fail. Why does … Continue reading »

Teaching PPT, Presentation Skills to ESL Students

Teaching PPT, Presentation Skills to ESL Students

Speaking in front of an audience Public speaking isn’t a very easy thing to teach and certainly not all people can feel free and absolutely confident in front of many people. However, ability to express one’s opinion clearly and concisely and moreover with confidence is an everyday life necessity. Therefore I’d decided a long time … Continue reading »

The keyword method in vocabulary teaching

The keyword method in vocabulary teaching

Teach them how to learn When teaching vocabulary it’s said that not more than 12 items should be taught in a single lesson, but what I’ve discovered is that it’s not the number of words that determine the quality of producing the target vocabulary later on, but it’s the way the students remember it. I’ve … Continue reading »

What is a good lesson?

What is a good lesson?

Hi everyone! The new school year has just started in my country. A new year of challenges, success and initiatives has begun for both students and teachers. So I’ve been thinking that the real challenge that we as teachers have is to make every single lesson a memorable, productive, practical  etc. one,  in other words … Continue reading »

Getting started…

Getting started…

I’ve realised that being a teacher means having no real holidays. Honestly, I’m on my vacation at the moment, but I can’t stop thinking about the coming academic year, my students etc. I’ve just remembered my first year. The school in Latvia starts in September therefore August is a very busy month for teachers. Since … Continue reading »

My first entry

My first entry

About me Hi everyone, this is my first entry to my blog about teaching and learning a foreign language. First of all I would like to present myself before I start sharing my experience and opinions on the subject. My name is Inga and I am a 26 years old teacher of English. My home … Continue reading »