June 2016 – SC+ worskshop

June 9th, 2016, Czech Republic – SmartClass+, digital learning & teaching workshop Veronika Biskupova, the tutor

Digital language learning workshop, 03/2016, Czech

České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Live SC+ session from Grammar school – video and pictures

Installations of 32 brand new SmartClass+ digital language learning classrooms in 20 Czech secondary schools, Moravian-Salesian Region, were finished at the end of 2014. The project was funded with EU support. I have been speaking with every individual teacher involved in this particular project through my many trainings organized to support the SmartClass+, digital language learning platform and the integration of the system […]

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 […]

How to Get Students to Speak: More Videos

Oxford University Press is sharing some great videos from its own “Teach 21st century skills with confidence” project. All videos describe the key elements of the skill being learned: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication. What matters to us, is that these videos are not just theoretical, but also practical. Language teachers can learn some concrete tips and strategies to enhance the […]

[VIDEO] How to Get Students to Speak: Dialogues and Emotions

Many text books for language courses include short dialogues that students can act out.  Sometimes students prefer to read the dialogue from the book while acting, but this tends to make the activity less animated and more boring.   While it may be difficult, it is important to encourage students to speak their parts (without reading) while acting out the dialog in […]

Online app: How many languages can you distinguish between?

When you master a new language, does it make any difference in your life? I am Czech and I want to share with you such a beautiful quote from the co-founder and first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), relating to this topic: “As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being […]

How to become a master of SmartClass+?

Maybe you have already heard about the training sessions we do for the SmartClass+ language learning platform. Teachers tell us that we are really doing a great job in these training sessions. Well, now we have a new training website, and we want this new site to reflect the same quality as our practical training skills. On the training website, you can […]