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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 NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

In Russia New Year trumps even Christmas in importance. You can tell by the length of the official New Year holidays how significant it is for the country. Celebrations are held all over the country on the night of December 31st in recognition of the day, but for most Russians it is a very family holiday. Just like in every other country New Year in Russia has its own winter protagonists, traditional food and customs. Actually, there are two New Years. The first one is on January 1st and is…

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In Russia New Year trumps even Christmas in importance. You can tell by the length of the official New Year holidays how significant it is for the country. Celebrations are held all over the country on the night of December 31st in recognition of th…
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Elena Eliseeva posted a blog post
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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"Thanks! I hope you're enjoying Kazan!"
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"Have a safe flight and enjoy your time in Novosibirsk!"
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"Hi David, 
Looking forward to working with you in training next week. :)"
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Skyla Lilly is now a member of Novosibirsk Teachers 2014
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Well done on uploading a profile pic! :D See you next week in training. "
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