Global Bloggers

  • Snow and psychology

    Published on 17th November, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Evgeniya Zimina

    Hallowe’en seems to have been ages ago, but the colours of this day are still here – the pitch-black sky at eight in the morning when I walk to work, the orange balls of street lamps and large white snowflakes. Orange is everywhere – people tend to surround themselves with […]more…

  • Yes, we can!

    Published on 3rd November, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Evgeniya Zimina

    At last – Russia has given up the idea of adjusting clocks! This is something I am really happy about. My own biological clock is not screaming in protest. The problem was that adjusting the clock coincided with the gloomiest season here, with clouds hanging low and fogs rising from […]more…

  • Football and phonetics

    Published on 20th October, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Evgeniya Zimina

    There is no football in Russia. Well, there are lots of clubs. There are many kids eager to play. There is a lot of money invested in football. But the national team always teeters on the brink of a complete fiasco. However, I always have an impression that the only […]more…

  • To watch or not to watch?

    Published on 6th October, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Evgeniya Zimina

    October is here and teachers of English are under a lot of pressure – demand for private English classes and various courses exceeds all expectations! It seems everybody in Kostroma is somehow connected with language learning.  Kostroma is a provincial town, and all your associations with the word ‘provincial’ – […]more…

  • Beginning with Global

    Published on 22nd September, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Evgeniya Zimina

    The new school year has started! It’s not really ‘school’ for me – I’m a university lecturer. I also teach one-to-one, which is a good way to try new methods and ideas. So, two adult men are my new private students, complete beginners. I’ve decided to try something new this […]more…

  • Hello from Russia!

    Published on 21st September, 2011 in Global Bloggers by HelenF

    We have a new Global blogger starting with us this week. Evgeniya Zimina from Russia is our most northern blogger so far and will be posting every two weeks about her teaching experiences with Global experiences. Here Evgeniya introduces herself – her first blog post will appear later in the […]more…

  • Wrapping it up

    Published on 29th June, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Eight weeks have passed and it’s been a unique experience sharing snapshots of classroom practice using the Global coursebook and a brief insight into my experience of living and teaching in Hanoi. I’d often considered keeping a journal of what I do in the classroom as a way to reflect […]more…

  • Culturally speaking

    Published on 22nd June, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Hanoi has been a complicated place, culturally speaking, for me. The fact that everything revolves around the Vietnamese lunar calendar is probably the biggest hurdle. It is truly what makes Vietnam a different place, in my opinion, and unless you have a clear idea of how it affects people’s lives […]more…

  • Watching it happen

    Published on 15th June, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    This week I thought I’d blog about the video component of Global. I like them for several reasons. The learners find them engaging and they allow for a change of tempo, with the change of focus often creating a new space within the classroom and the fabric of the lesson. […]more…

  • Patience and painkillers

    Published on 8th June, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Now that I’ve got your attention readers, no, I’m not going to go into details of my post-accident trauma, but it would make for a lovely title to describe my current situation! Instead, I’ll attempt to offer a little insight into what transpired in class this past week where we […]more…

  • Processing

    Published on 1st June, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Processing thoughts and getting them down in writing is something we all must do and which is never an easy task. For learners struggling with a limited range of words, structures, format and concepts, it can be an even more daunting adventure. While moving from Work to Leisure, our class […]more…

  • Slowing it down

    Published on 25th May, 2011 in Global Bloggers by Scott Shelton

    Life is often in a rush. It either rushes past us or we are rushing towards it. Today’s world is full of applications and gadgets that are all in a hurry to be developed to work quicker than the previous one. Vietnam is certainly no exception and the pace of […]more…