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Jun 2017

Teacher Talks – Sharing expertise and experience

Teacher Talks - Sharing expertise and experiences   Things worth sharing We´ve had something up our sleeve for the last few weeks and we´re ready to do what we love and share it with you! Here in Barcelona, our team of Oxinity teachers have been preparing short Teacher Talks, or presentations, to share their specialised area of interest or expertise during our Friday Meetings. Our intention is to…

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Level testing: How to test a student’s level?

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Jun 2017

Level testing: How to test a student’s level?

Level testing: How do you do it? Level testing…… Ooooh, lets talk! Unless you’ve been asked that awkward question outright: ‘What level am I?’ You won’t know what’s it like to to be a deer in the headlights and respond with something really daft in a high pitched voice like…. ‘Yeah, really good!’ Like that’s a level now! It’s important as an Esl teacher to…

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Jun 2017

Teaching beginners: is translating really necessary?

A big debate around teaching beginners has always been whether it is necessary or not to translate into the learners’ mother tongue. Opinions are split and vary from definitely not to maybe sometimes yes or, in the other extreme, of course yes, translating is fast and effective. Translating seems straightforward and historically it has been so intrinsically linked to learning languages (e.g. the grammar-translation method applied from classic languages…

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