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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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DATING A RUSSIAN

Spring is in the air and it’s only a couple of days past the most romantic holiday of the year, so let’s talk about love :) When Lucy asked me to write something on the topic of dating, I was kind of in a pickle, because it’s a tricky one. So after lots of mini interviews with my colleagues and friends, what I figured out was that there isn’t actually much of a difference, and every case is very individual (very unexpected, huh?). There is someone out there for everybody and cultural…

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Spring is in the air and it’s only a couple of days past the most romantic holiday of the year, so let’s talk about love :) When Lucy asked me to write something on the topic of dating, I was kind of in a pickle, because it’s a tricky one. So after…
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