Teacher Tip – Encouraging Self-Determination

Self-determination greatly increases student persistence. As a teacher, you can help promote this by working on the following factors with your student. First of all, students need to become self-aware and value themselves. Gaining Self-awareness Understanding your needs and knowing your options. Learning to Value Yourself Accepting who you are Knowing and appreciating your unique […]

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Teacher tip: Using Songs to Teach Phrasal Verbs

Almost everyone loves music, so songs provide us with a fun and engaging way to introduce or practice new structures and vocabulary. Many students struggle with phrasal verbs – those confusing verb + preposition combinations, so teaching them through music can be a great option. Check out the videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/jjenglishlessons/videos (Thanks to our volunteer Minna […]

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Incorporate Games into Your Teaching

Incorporate Games into Your Teaching Bingo, tic-tac-toe and hangman are all simple games requiring almost no prep that you can easily incorporate into your one-on-one or group classes. These are great fillers for the last 5 minutes of class, or a great way to review as you are waiting on students to arrive. Both bingo […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tip – Best Practices

At a recent teacher workshop, our volunteers came up with the following list of best practices in English teaching: Best Practices in English Teaching • Find out what your students know. You don’t need to teach it if they already know it. • Think about what you are teaching. This sounds obvious, but actually isn’t. […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tip: How are Classes Organized?

How are Intercambio Classes Organized? Intercambio offers 3 types of classes – Home, Group and School Home Classes In the home class, volunteers provide individual classes at a student’s home. These classes normally take place twice a week, which is what students typically prefer. We also recommend twice weekly classes because students will progress at […]

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