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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Tuesday Teaching Tip: Connect Students with our Community

3 Ways to Connect Students with Our Community 1. Field trips during classes or at other scheduled times allow volunteers to introduce students to community resources such as the library, medical service providers, and recreation centers. they also provide an invaluable opportunity for your students to practice their English in real-life situations. 2. Periodic community […]

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