Category Archives: Reflections on Teaching and Learning

Keep faith.

An interview with eltforum.sk plenary speaker: Penny Ur Part Two – by Tatiana Nováková The lesson is over, students have gone home, and it’s just me in an empty classroom. I start questioning myself: “Have I done a GOOD job … Continue reading

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Jana Chynoradská: To be a teacher is a gift.

An interview with eltforum.sk presenter: Jana Chynoradská by Martina Bednáriková Some people are passionate about English. Others about teaching. And still others about making the world a better place. Roll all those qualities into one person, add some drive and … Continue reading

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Zuzana Straková: A Safe Environment for Young Learners

An interview with eltforum.sk speaker: Zuzana Straková by Martina Bednáriková If you teach young learners, you are well aware that dealing with a room full of fidgety, busy 7-year-olds who would rather be playing requires a different plan of action than, say, dealing … Continue reading

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Teachers don’t just teach; they learn.

An interview with eltforum.sk plenary speaker: Penny Ur Part One – by Tatiana Nováková When teachers start to teach, they’re young and fresh, and mostly full of ideas and ideals. They feel they can change the whole world, or at … Continue reading

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Daniel Xerri: Poetry Makes Language Learning Engaging

An interview with eltforum.sk speaker: Daniel Xerri by Martina Bednáriková Some say the supreme art of the teacher is to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Daniel Xerri, a speaker at the ELTForum in Bratislava this June, is convinced that … Continue reading

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Candy Fresacher: Expanding Horizons and Sharing Ideas

An interview with eltforum.sk presenter: Candy Fresacher  An Interview by Martina Bednáriková It is said that being positive makes for a healthier and longer life. Studies also tell us that having a positive attitude is important – in learning situations … Continue reading

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Education Matters: “Good teachers really do have the power to change the world.”

An interview with eltforum.sk plenary speaker: Chuck Sandy Part One – by Martina Bednáriková for the Slovak Chamber of English Teachers In large part, many of us became teachers because they remember what it was like to be a student. … Continue reading

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How to Deal: Ideas for Language Teachers

 by Martina Bednáriková Language teachers are the luckiest people in the world. They can actually teach whatever they choose or consider important… because only via language you can communicate any message.     ~Wilga Rivers (paraphrased) Thursday morning, 9 am. Really tired … Continue reading

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