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Win a 1-Year Subscription to English Teaching Professional!

It’s giveaway time again! This week DimmiDeck are giving away a 1-year digital subscription to the legendary English Teaching Professional (ETP) magazine.

Click here to enter or read below for more details…

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Teaching

New Year’s Revolution – 8 Ways to Improve Your Teaching in 2017

Does your teaching need a recharge?

A new year is almost upon us! And what better time to reflect on our careers? The key to enjoying any profession is to constantly adjust, adapt and grow. After all, as an educator, enthusiasm is one of the most important things you can bring to the classroom. But how do you keep that up over the years?

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Happy New Year from DimmiDeck

Happy new year!

We are currently taking a few days off while we prepare to return to Italy after the Christmas break, so there’ll be a smaller blog update this week. Christmas may be over for us in the UK, but in Italy there’s still one big event left to finish off the Christmas period – Epiphany.

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Teaching

Pair ‘Em Up! – A Culture of Collaboration

Pair ‘Em Up!

I wrote an article a while ago about the difficulties that language teachers often face in the classroom with regards to ‘preconceptions of teaching’, which related to the expectations we have when entering a new classroom and how that shapes our engagement in a course.

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DimmiDeck Christmas Giveaway Winner

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of our first giveaway – Lilit Bekaryan! Lilit now joins thousands of enthusiastic, creative teachers who use www.onestopenglish.com every day.

Lilit is a PhD, DELTA and CELTA qualified teacher who teachers at university level in Armenia.

We received entries from all types of English teachers all over the world so thank you for entering! Keep your eyes open for our next giveaway in January!

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Teaching

MPF – How to ‘Introduce’ Language in a Communicative Classroom

Meaning, Form and Pronunciation

For many of us familiar with CELTA or other TEFL courses, the acronym MFP will have come to be regarded as one of the most important of the many acronyms we come across for teaching a second language. Used for both lexis and grammar, these three simple and easy-to-remember little letters were branded into our teaching methodology from day one as essential steps to follow when introducing any new piece of vocabulary or grammar with your students.

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Free 1-Year Subscription to www.OneStopEnglish.com!

Free One Stop English subscription for one DimmiDeck subscriber!

It’s Christmas! And to get you in the spirit of giving, DimmiDeck are giving away a 1 year subscription to the internets largest and most popular database of teaching materials. You’ll need to move fast though, the competition runs only until Friday 23rd December 2016.

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Welcome to the DimmiDeck Blog!

Hi guys! I’m Anthony, an English teacher and co-creator of DimmiDeck.

The DimmiDeck is all about communicative language teaching and creating games and activities with your students that focus on talking and using their second language. However the communicative approach is more than just adding a few new activities to your lessons, it requires a conscious change in various aspects of your teaching style and creating a new culture of chatting, sharing and positivity inside your classroom.

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How much do you know about your students’ mother tongues?

How much do you know about L1 interference? Try our fun quiz and learn a little about interference in different languages!

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