Teacher Tip – Setting Goals

A new term is about to start and we encourage our students to set goals. Some of our students may not see the value in this, and that may be because they aren’t choosing a goal that is personally important to them. Encourage them to choose a goal that they feel excited about accomplishing, and […]

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Comedy for Cambio en Sevilla – 2017

  Where: Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder, CO When: Friday, April 21st, 2017, 6-9 pm On April 21st Intercambio Uniting Communities will host Comedy for Cambio en Sevilla, a fundraiser and multicultural stand-up comedy show. Comedy for Cambio returns for its fifth year—this time with the flair of southern Spain. The goal of the […]

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Teacher Tip – Conversation time

Students need a chance to practice informal conversations during class. This is especially true for students at level 3 and above. Try to set aside five or ten minutes during class to have a real conversation with your student(s). Here are a couple of ideas to get you started Chat informally with your student at […]

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Teacher Tip – Realia: it’s not just for vocabulary

Making and Using Realia and Visual Aids Realia  (real objects) and visuals aren’t just for teaching vocabulary. They can even be great for illustrating grammatical patterns.  Here are ideas on how to use objects: A variety of interesting objects (these can be things you grab out of the kitchen and bathroom and throw into a […]

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Teacher Tip – working on pronunciation

English pronunciation can be very confusing. What we write and how we pronounce often seem completely different. This makes our adult students hesitant to speak. Your goal as a teacher is to help your students speak so that they can understood–it’s ok if they have an accent. Here are a couple of ideas to help […]

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Teacher Tip – Building confidence in your students

Use routines. Students become more confident when they know what to expect. Begin each class the same way so that students, even those who arrive late, are able to catch on and participate quickly. Beginning with greetings every class, or going over simple information such as the weather can fill those first few minutes. Teach […]

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