For decades people have been using games as a tool to teach new languages, this happens because game sets can be used for different purposes, achieving different levels of knowledge with students. Even though games usually have their focus directed to communication, they can also be used to improve the other English skills: listening, writing, … Continue reading The Use of Games in the Classroom
Have you ever heard about rapport? If not, after reading this text you will never forget about this meaningful word. Rapport illustrates the idea of an interpersonal relationship in which you can relate to other people in communication. In other words, we may define rapport as harmony, empathy, and connection between teacher and student in … Continue reading Rapport, a Paramount Tool for Your Classroom
We have all had that time when we planned a lesson and thought to ourselves it would be a fantastic class, with students working around, discussing and very excited about the subject. However, it turns out that it does not quite work out as we had imagined and sometimes we may feel frustrated about it. … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Classroom Notes
As teachers, we are continually trying to achieve the best results with our students on the matter of improving their four skills in the second or foreign language. Thus, a right way of doing it is to get closer to your students and understand what their goals are, and why they decided to learn a … Continue reading Teaching in a Multilevel Classroom
First of all, we need to systematize the definition of L1 and L2. When we are born, regardless of the location, we learn to use the language which surrounds us in our routine. We call such a language mother tongue, first language or L1. However, if you have any interest in learning another language, using … Continue reading To Use L1, or Not To Use It, That Is the Question!
Have you ever stopped to think about why you have decided to become a teacher? Or when had that idea come to your mind? You may say, “It was when I was in school, and I enjoyed helping colleagues with their lessons,” or “I had this amazing teacher who inspired me,” the point is, each … Continue reading Why Do We Become Teachers?
by Henrick Oprea, BRAZ-TESOL President "Being a teacher," they say, "is not something that will allow you to make a living." This is probably a sentence that many teachers (not, this is not only said to English teachers) have heard when they announced to the world that they wanted to work in education as teachers. … Continue reading The Challenges of Being an EFL Teacher in Brazil (and the Joys)