What type of presenter are you?

I believe that every teacher is a professional presenter. Try this very short quiz, which can give you a rough idea of what kind of presenter you are. This quiz takes less than 5 minutes. Don’t like quizzes? Just check all of the six presenting types.  Each type has its strengths and weaknesses. You may identify yourself with one of […]

7 Tips for SmartClass+

The BeTT show, London, 2015 opened its gates on Wednesday, Jan 21st.  At our exhibition stand, the Robotel team discussed with an audience the potential of digital language education and prepared several interesting presentations. For those who could not attend the live sessions at our booth, I invite you to watch this video interview that reflects one of sessions we delivered at […]

Introducing Listening with learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org

Do you want to practise listening? So this where to start! 1) Video Zone – dozens of fun video clips on everything from cute cats to zero gravity flight, all with practice activities http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone 2) Listening Skills Practice – lots of useful activities on lots of great topics to practise online or download http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice 3) Video […]

3 tips for your Valentine’s Day lesson

What do you think about Valentine’s day? Some people say it is just a commercial festival. Well from one point of view, it certainly is a good business for all those florists, restaurants and chocolate producers. On the other hand, I think it is a good opportunity to celebrate the emotion that everybody needs – LOVE. To express LOVE is […]

Improve your pronunciation!

I want to share with you a video series today. Your english students can use it to improve their english pronunciation. BBC Learning English doesn’t try to promote that a particular accent is “right”, and it can help your students to speak clearly and avoid misunderstandings. Here’s a tip how to use it! Play it and let your students record themselves! Therefore they […]

Mobile learning for education in Pakistan

Last month, Pakistan hosted the prestigious mobile digital language teaching and learning conference in three major cities – Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. The 1st SmartClass+ Mobile Learning Conference in Pakistan showcased Canadian innovation in educational technology. Events in Karachi and Islamabad were attended and a presentation was made by the Counselor of the High Commission of Canada, Mrs. Allison Stewart. She was accompanied by […]

Let your students fall for reading

I want to introduce to you a tool for reading. It is suitable for ESL teachers. It is very easy to use and you can start work with it for free. It is called Curriculet. Here is the introduction video of how it works. Teachers can embed checkpoints and quizzes throughout a text and add assessments […]

Unique source of interesting videos – use TED talks!

I would like to introduce a source of many interesting videos for language teaching. I’m sure you are probably familiar with TED talks. In this article you will find instructions how to use them in your class: http://www.lingholic.com/how-to-learn-languages-through-ted-talks/   My TIPS: No. 1 The fact that videos can be found with many translations (40+ languages) is great […]