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Welcome to our EF English First teacher community!  As an EF teacher, you can connect with other EF folks, learn about Russia, share ideas, and develop your teaching skills--all on this one site.

 

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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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Packing to Russia

 

In Russia we have a stereotype that all foreigners have stereotypes about Russia. When we get to know our foreign colleagues it really surprises us that you did not expect to see bears roaming in the wild on the Red Square and vodka pouring out of our water coolers. Unfortunately, the weather is not a stereotype. The weather is crazy, therefore packing the right amount of stuff & staying within the weight restrictions of your baggage might be kind of…

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James Dickinson and Rosanna Bruzzi joined EF Russia Teachers
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Sean Alexander commented on Elena Eliseeva's blog post Packing to Russia
"For what it's worth, making sure you have cash on hand is an excellent suggestion! This was years ago, but when I was in Moscow, I bought train tickets to St. Petersburg and going by the Amex sticker on the cashier window, I figured I would just use…"
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Packing to Russia
 In Russia we have a stereotype that all foreigners have stereotypes about Russia. When we get to know our foreign colleagues it really surprises us that you did not expect to see bears roaming in the wild on the Red Square and vodka pouring out of…
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Robert William McChesney and Janice Hu are now friends
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Skyla Lilly left a comment for Sean Alexander
"That sounds awesome! I start on August 25th, so it feels far away still, but it's definitely coming up fast! I think it'll be really exciting to be further east than Moscow or Petersburg."
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Bradley left a comment for Emma MacMillan
"hi emma macmillan,  i just got invited to do an interview, and i'm checking this program out.  what do you think of it?  anything helps.  thanks.  -bradley"
Jul 12
Bradley left a comment for Sean Alexander
"hey sean alexander, i just got invited for an interview, for EF russia. and i'm just checking this program out.  how's it working for you?  anything you can add would be very helpful.  thanks.  -bradley"
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Bradley is now a member of EF Russia Teachers
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