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Go-To Games and Activities

Go-To Games and Activities   Do you know that queasy feeling of still having 10 more minutes left in a lesson after finishing all the work you had planned for the day? Do your students need a pick-me-up between tedious reading and writing assignments to spice things up a bit? Need something to wake your students up as you notice their heads nodding off to sleep?   These are some go-to games I’ve used that are pretty fool-proof and minimalist as far as materials are concerned. Please add your…

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Most Common Mistakes Russians Make

I’ve been wanting to make this for awhile, for both English teachers in Russia and Russian students so that both will fare better in the classroom. Whether it be out of bad habit, direct translation from Russianà English, or bad memory, these are the errors that, after almost 3 years of teaching in Russia, I see Russians make time and time again.   Here’s to less redundant error correction time in class!   Most Common Mistakes Russians Make   If I will go …. Ahh the infamous will after If.…

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RUSSIAN BANYAS

Russian banyas are a tradition as old as time, mentioned even in the “Tale of Bygone Years”. Experiencing the real deal, however, does require some psychological and physical stamina.

In the Kievan Rus’ bathing in banyas was a weekly ritual, it wasn’t a mere bathhouse, but a place of many legends and superstitions. It was considered to be a sacred place that united the forces of nature, it was ‘alive’ and had healing abilities. The person who went to a banya became stronger and…

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Russian banyas are a tradition as old as time, mentioned even in the “Tale of Bygone Years”. Experiencing the real deal, however, does require some psychological and physical stamina.In the Kievan Rus’ bathing in banyas was a weekly ritual, it wasn’…
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Hello new teachers,I'm excited about meeting you all and working with you in Onboarding training next week. I'll be traveling from Guangzhou in China where I'm based as the Regional Trainer for South China. The majority of my teaching experience has…
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