Что такое компетентностный подход и зачем он нужен в вашем классе

В последнее время все чаще говорят про 21st century skills или компетенции 21 века. Что это за компетенции и зачем их развивать? Мы же уже учим детей языку, неужели этого недостаточно? Как появился компетентностный подход? Идея не нова — еще в 70-х годах ХХ века в США и Великобритании начали противопоставлять специальные профессиональные знания и […]

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Communities

I guess we all agree that it’s vital to give our students the opportunity to use the language outside the classroom as our and their ultimate goal is their ability to use the language in its natural context. Communities standard of American Education proclaims that “students need to use the language both within and beyond […]

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Comparison

From the earliest language learning experiences students can compare and contrast the two languages as different elements are presented. Most teachers, particularly at the beginning levels, will do just that — explicitly pointing out to their students the similarities and differences between the languages, such as the use of cognates, word order, feminine/masculine word endings, […]

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Connections

Today we continue our talk about American Standards of teaching. They were designed by ACTFL (American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages). First two principles were connected to Communication and Culture Teaching and now we move to the third principle — Connections. The Connections Standards were designed as a way for language teachers to help students […]

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Culture

Today we continue talking about important elements of the lesson and culture is definitely one of them. As we all know language is the primary vehicle for expressing cultural perspectives and participating in social practices, the study of a language provides opportunities for students to develop insights in a culture that are available in no […]

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Modes of Communication

Communication is a buzz word in the modern ELT world and communicative approach is probably the most popular one nowadays. After a year that I spent teaching language in an American college I found out that there is a whole new view on the good old communicative approach across the ocean. American system which was […]

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