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Jul 2017

7 Tips on Giving Feedback to ESL Teachers

Giving feedback to ESL teachers can be tricky, particularly when you have something critical to say. But yet it is also important, as without it, how can people learn? Sure, they can rely on their own self-evaluation of how they are doing, but if you have ever watched any TV talent show, you will see that a lot of people just aren’t very good at assessing their own performance. The same applies to teaching - whether its giving feedback to ESL teachers…

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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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masterclass in esl

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May 2017

Masterclass in ESL at Oxbridge to share and learn about expertise areas

The Oxbridge English Teaching System (OETS) is made out of a wide and wide community of teachers from different countries and backgrounds. Offering a masterclass in ESL for different areas of expertise was necessary and easy at the same time, having in mind the richness of profiles of our community members. This is why we are currently devoting our Friday meetings to masterclasses presented by our teachers. Each teacher…

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Apr 2017

Preparing for class, classroom experience!

Oxinity Friday Meeting – Barcelona Team game – Preparing for class, classroom experience.   Friday greetings Esl teachers! The objective of our Friday meeting this week was to bring some attention to the way we prepare for class and to share experiences that we have had in the classroom. The good, the bad and the ugly! We all have our own ideas and experiences so this is…

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Apr 2017

How to adapt articles – Oxbridge activites

      Oxinity Friday Meeting – Barcelona   How to adapt articles Today at our team meeting here in Barcelona we worked together to practice how best to adapt articles to match the different levels of our students when we are creating and teaching Oxbridge Topic Activities. We´re always looking to each other for tips and hints on how to create better, more relevant and…

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Apr 2017

How to create a complete Oxbridge activity

An Oxbridge activity: steps and tips In this guide we will give you  the step by step instructions on how to create a complete Oxbridge activity. You can use it to create any type of activity under the Oxbridge English Teaching System, such as topic, vocabulary, structure or pronunciation activities for any communicative purpose. The video walks you through the whole process from beginning to completion with all…

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Personal branding of ESL teachers. What is your brand?

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Apr 2017

Personal branding of ESL teachers. What is your brand?

    Oxinity Friday Meeting – Barcelona Is personal branding important for an English teacher? Do we, teachers, take care of our personal branding and do we consider it part of our professional duties? Today at our Oxinity Friday meeting here in Barcelona our team activity was on PERSONAL BRANDING and here is what we spoke about… Try this yourself and start defining and creating your…

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Apr 2017

Enriching activities collaboratively: engagement and challenge in topics

At Oxbridge, we develop our own materials and we are passionate about what we teach, hence, our priority is our students’ engagement and challenge in topics and the quality of the material that we use in our lessons. This is why our Friday meetings are devoted to CPD (continuous professional development), collaborative work, sharing of experiences and ideas. There are various and multiple factors that affect the…

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