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How are you Feeling?; Speaking About Emotions

This simple activity allows students the opportunity to practice speaking about their feelings and emotions.

Create a relaxed classroom environment and ask students to close their eyes. 60 more words

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Cambridge Examinations; Eliciting the Form and Strategy

It can be quite challenging to get your students into the idea of familiarising themselves with the form and components of examinations and the strategies for approaching them effectively (i.e time management) - and even more so to do it in an interesting and engaging way. 173 more words

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“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your entire life.”

- Christopher K. Germer


How the Light Gets In

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’

A little psycho-educational thought for the day: In my opinion, it’s always important to clarify to your students that it’s okay and, in fact, a beneficial activity to make errors; they shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes in the language classroom and should definitely not feel embarrassed when they do so (from the offset, strive to create a friendly, supportive in-class ambience). 105 more words

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