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Nurturing Reading Literacy in Young Learners + Guided Activities

Hello, my dear colleagues, and welcome to this article related to reading activities for young learners! This semi-academic essay will have a difficult task to discuss and disseminate literacy development in young learners. Therefore, in this article, I will discuss various approaches and share many activities and my teaching philosophy regarding literacy instruction. I will …

Multiple Intelligences Theory in the ELT Classroom – Adapting Your Instruction to Fit Students’ Learning Styles

Conducting academic research and writing articles or papers is another way for educators to have quality professional development and close their own learning gaps. Our research focuses on CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction, and 21st-century skills. First, let’s dive into how we can use the Multiple Intelligences theory in ELT! My colleague Nevena Marković and I conducted our …

Introduction to TEYL – What are the Prerequisites for Success in Early Language Acquisition + a Collection of Activities!

It is known that early language acquisition has to happen naturally, but how exactly can TEYL teachers help young learners learn a language? The situation in the past decade Over the past decade, many things have changed in the global education system. One of the most significant changes for us, as ESL teachers, is that …

Storytelling Methodology for Young Learners: Activities & an Example Lesson Plan

Hello, my dear colleagues! This post will discuss storytelling methodology according to Shin and Crandall (2014), showcase successful storytelling activities, and use digital tools. Storytelling and story-based activities should be used as often as possible in the ESL classroom, but almost no one uses them in our country. The main reason for this is that …

What Are 21st-Century Skills and Why Are They Important for your Students?

What are 21st-century skills, and why should you help your students acquire them? Conducting academic research and writing articles or papers is another way for educators to have quality professional development and close their own learning gaps. Our research focuses on CLIL, Theme-Based Instruction, and 21st-century skills. My colleague Nevena Marković and I conducted our first …

Can we Use Flipped Learning to Flip Professional Development?

A few weeks ago I participated in the FlipTech2020 conference with an interactive presentation on how to flip professional development. The whole conference used flipped learning as its main method. The presentations were shared a few days before, and then the participants came to a live Q and A session. Truly innovative and one of …

How Can we Promote Learner Autonomy in Young Learners?

Hello, my dear colleagues! I had the pleasure to be a co-presenter along with Vicky and Monika in a British Council live session about learner autonomy and young learners. The post below is a transcript of our Q and A session. Monika was the moderator and the questions the audience asked are bolded, for easier …

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