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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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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 been here in China where I have worked as a university lecturer, kids and teens teacher, EFEC adults teacher, center manager, English environment coordinator and now trainer. This will be my first trip to Russia, so I'm looking forward to…

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