NES or NNES

We constantly come across job advertisements seeking native English language teachers. This is quite upsetting for the ELT world. English language has become an international language and is learned all over the world. There are more NNES than NES in the world and this difference is growing bigger day by day. So demanding only native…

By admin July 30, 2019 0

Why using a coursebook is not a good idea

Why using a coursebook is not a good idea In the eighties Allwright (1981) put forward arguments against in which textbooks deliver materials and O’Neil responded with a defense of the coursebook.  Since then there has been a continual debate about whether learners from coursebooks or not. Opponents have argued that the coursebook benefits administrators…

By admin July 30, 2019 0

Positive atmosphere in the classroom

One of the crucial aspects in learning a foreign language is the positive atmosphere. A person learns better when his learning is connected to positive feelings. From my own experience and observing the teachers who are successful in their teaching I can see that if a teacher is positive and creates a good rapport with…

By admin July 23, 2019 0

2- minute-strategy

I am talking about the 2-minute-strategy ( silence strategy) I use in my classes in the following podcast. I made it as a response to a blog post I recently read on learninglessonsfromtefl.wordpress.com. The blog was titled “The importance of silence”. You can download the podcast recording here: https://yadi.sk/d/ptV_qvn8_3SJYw Hope you enjoy. Cheers P.S. Click…

By admin July 15, 2019 0

End of academic year: Self reflection

Reflecting back on the past academic year I can say I changed a lot in my lessons. The main change was using authentic Youtube videos and teaching without a coursebook. The reason behind using the authentic Youtube videos was that I wanted to let my students have a taste and habit of watching videos in…

By admin July 13, 2019 0

Factors playing a crucial role in motivating students

Motivation plays a significant role in learning a language. Below I have listed some of the factors that I think motivates the learners. Environment: If the room is too dark, too hot, or the furniture is broken it will demotivate the students. In general, students prefer neat, bright and equipped rooms, with attractive posters. External/internal…

By admin July 13, 2019 0

Modern trends in English language teaching in Azerbaijan: Where we come from and where we are now.

English language has become the highly demanded language in the modern world. It’s the language of international communication, business, politics, and the last not the least, education. Before the collapse of Soviet Union, the Russian language used to have its heyday period. The knowledge of Russian language was required and the Russian speakers were privileged.…

By admin July 13, 2019 0