HUB

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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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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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25

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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19

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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10

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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English prepositions are easy with the in-on-at pyramid

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Jul 2016

English prepositions are easy with the in-on-at pyramid

Are your students struggling to memorize the prepositions? Moreover isn’t it a bit confusing to explain all different examples? Why are my hands on the table, am I in the building and at the desk? Don’t worry. In, on and at is often confused among Spanish ESL students. Probably because these three prepositions can be translated to one Spanish preposition: “en”. Often it’s complicated to…

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A perfect ESL conversation

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Jan 2016

A perfect ESL conversation

I’d like you to look back at your past experiences as a student. What were the best memories you had about those classes?What could you do to recreate them in your classroom? Personally, my best memories are the ones where I had the most fun. When the teacher thought outside the box and did something different and challenging for a change. It wasn’t so much the…

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learning-styles

01

Dec 2015

Learning Styles and the Different Approaches to Them

We are all different; it is a part of the human condition. One obvious but often unspoken difference between us is the different learning styles that we can use. But how can these differences affect learning? Or teaching? In the early 90’s, Neil Fleming proposed one of the currently more prominent models relating to the ways that different people can learn or interact; the VAK…

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