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Are you motivated at online courses? Conference extract
Are you motivated at online courses? Conference extract
Conference about business opportunities organized by EFL magazine.
13:37
December 11, 2021
ESL lesson on Age with a student Upper-intermediate
ESL lesson on Age with a student Upper-intermediate
Slides are available at: https://pnesterova.blogspot.com/2021/11/age-online-lesson-plan-intermediate.html Slides on video: https://youtu.be/3iQuJIsYJ7I
12:34
November 11, 2021
To get them annoyed as motivation
To get them annoyed as motivation
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://pnesterovacom.wordpress.com/2021/11/11/korean-marathon-day-50/
01:18
November 11, 2021
About me as a teacher
About me as a teacher
  ESL video lesson plans on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/engpnesterova/ Esl video lesson plans on the website: https://pnesterova.com/category/english/english-listening/ Transcript: Good morning, good afternoon and good evening! I have been teaching English for more than five years now, and still, I cannot find the limit for my influx of new knowledge. The English language is the incentive and the empowering strength, which helps you explore and expand your horizons. The knowledge illuminates new paths of your life enriching it and making you stronger. Meeting new people from all over the world and broadening your world outlook that’s the essential part of my existence now. My aim is to help people achieve their fluency goal for which I use the language immersion method. We are trying to communicate mostly in English throughout the lesson and use authentic language resources. I have a long history with English since childhood👩‍🎓😁 And it has become my professional career. Now I am a certified English teacher with a degree in English, korean and slovenian language learner. I’ve been teaching English for more than five years and obtained a Cambridge certificate C2 proficiency in 2017. To sum up, Polina Nesterova is an ESL teacher with more than five years of experience. She has taught English in Korea, obtained a CPE certificate and a degree in linguistics and teaching English. The owner and the content creator of Learn Slovene&Korean&English blog. The spheres of interest include cognitive science, teaching and learning languages, memorization techniques.
02:23
November 10, 2021
Different cultures. And hints
Different cultures. And hints
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/09/26/korean-marathon-day-25/
01:03
October 05, 2021
Mind mapping as a way to revise vocabulary
Mind mapping as a way to revise vocabulary
 This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/09/16/korean-marathon-day-15/ Ff
00:60
September 30, 2021
My Korean marathon. Control only over yourself
My Korean marathon. Control only over yourself
This episode also available as a blog post at: http://pnesterova.com/2021/09/27/korean-marathon-day-26/
01:12
September 27, 2021
Learning languages in old times and now
Learning languages in old times and now
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/09/24/korean-marathon-day-23/
01:02
September 26, 2021
How to make faster decisions ESL lesson elementary
How to make faster decisions ESL lesson elementary
Full lesson with vocabulary, video and exercises at: http://pnesterova.com/2021/09/20/decisions-video-lesson/ The audio is from a YouTube video Alan uses live listening: https://youtu.be/cv_cLwHGcyI Decision making text The same decisions The topic of this lecture is decision-making. How do people make decisions. And the best way I think to make decisions that’s what the lecture is about. Yes, now I think that it’s not possible it’s just impossible to get all the information you need to make a decision. But I think it’s only possible to get about 20% 30% of the information. The second thing is as we grow up, as we go from child to adult we get conditioned from our parents, from our schools, from the government. We get to think in a certain way. And we get to like some things and not like some things. You’re different from me because of where you came from. And because of this it’s very difficult to make decisions in a different way. You’ll tend to make the decisions in the same way. New decisions So I don’t know if you agree with me or not, but I think that making decisions rationally or intuitively is a waste of time. First of all, the problem is that you’re in a rut. You’re kind of conditioned. So how can you get out of the rut and make different decisions. It’s one problem. How it’s very easy instead of making rational decisions you make decisions by chance. You let chance make decisions for you. And it’s very easy way of doing this and that’s to use this. It’s easy Okay here are my reasons for doing this. First of all, it’s quick and it’s easy. Second, it’s not stressful. Ordinary decision making is very stressful. It takes a long time. Oh, shall I not go? What should I do? Very stressful bad for your heart, isn’t it? So it’s quick, it’s not stressful. And it’s possible that you can do something that you would never have done before. Life is dangerous anyway. Pure chance Your life is decided by chance anyway. The people you meet, you meet by chance. I met my girlfriend and my wife by chance and it changed my life this way. I could have met somebody else and I could have changed that way. It was pure chance that I met her at that time. Most of the things that happened to us are chance. So why not use chance to make decisions. In control of your life? Well why not? Good question, isn’t it? Why not is because most of us want to believe that we are deciding. You want to believe that you’re you’re deciding what to do, don’t you? You want to believe that you’re in control of your life. Actually you are not. So accept it and throw the dice. More ESL video lessons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/engpnesterova/
05:11
September 23, 2021
Technology and education word formation listening
Technology and education word formation listening
 The full mind map and a table on science and technology word formation  At a recent family dinner my mother was struggling to remember an actor’s name. Doing what seemed natural, I took out my smartphone, searched for the movie she was talking about and voila! Benedict Cumberbatch. This series of events, which might seem completely (worth) of comment for most of us, (complete) blew my mother away.“How did you know to do that?” she asked, while I tried to explain that it was simply second nature. But, later, it got me thinking; thinking about how we use technology in so many different aspects of our lives. Planning, socialising, communicating and banking – just some of the things that we now tend to do through our gadgets. However, there is one particular group for which technology has had a (benefit) and profound impact on students. Going back to my family dinner, and chatting about university life, it didn’t take too long for the phrase “you kids have it so much easier these days” to feature. But, to be completely fair on my mother, she has a valid point. While we still have all the same (education) benefits as those of the previous generation, we have so many more as well. We still have libraries available to us, but we also have (count) virtual libraries that exist on the Internet. Student faculty (interact) is another area that has benefited from technology, for both parties. Nowadays, we can communicate from the comfort of our homes, or even while we are on a bus, through mail, instant messaging or even Instagram. It’s amazing to actually look back, compare,  and take on board the (advance) that have been made and the benefits we are reaping as a result. Smartphones, projectors and smart speakers are already a common sight in lecture halls, and why shouldn’t they be? The (replace) of textbooks with e-books on phones allows students the luxury of having up-to-date, interactive or even personalised learning materials. More ESL English video lessons on Facebook 
03:14
September 16, 2021
Theodore Dreiser. The writer of American dreams. Elementary listening
Theodore Dreiser. The writer of American dreams. Elementary listening
Dreiser was born in Indiana, America.  His parents were of German origin. They were very poor. He spent his childhood in poverty. He went to university but didn't take a degree. In 1892 he started to work as a reporter for Chicago newspapers.  His first novel Sister Carrie is about a young woman who doesn't want to live in the countryside. She goes to the city and becomes a famous actress. The novel makes people think about morality and lifestyle. It was called the greatest of all American urbal novels. In his other novels he shows different situations where young people want to have a lot of money.  Some of such people become criminals. People killed for money, married for money and it was called the American kind of crime.  Dreiser also was a poet. He wrote about poverty and ambition. He understood the social injustice of the working class and joined the Communist party USA in 1945.  His business novels make people think about life and goals in life. There is a Dreiser college in New York. Also, you can see his name in a Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. He is one of the greatest unique American writers, who showed some important aspects of social life.
02:05
September 09, 2021
Minimalism intermediate listening with exercises
Minimalism intermediate listening with exercises
The audio is from Minimalism: A documentary about the important things YouTube video  The full lesson with exercises and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: the thing you were obsessed about compulsory consumption It wasn’t about just getting rid of my stuff More ESL video lessons on Facebook 
02:48
August 31, 2021
Describe your goal or dream pre-intermediate listening
Describe your goal or dream pre-intermediate listening
Audio is from Everyday English: goals and dreams  The full lesson with discussion questions and listening exercises  Key vocabulary: I regret not taking lessons  amateur theater  recreational pilot license  More ESL video lessons on Facebook 
01:06
August 30, 2021
Creative and interactive resources to learn a foreign language
Creative and interactive resources to learn a foreign language
Also the episode is available as a blog post  ESL English video lessons on Facebook  Learn Slovene&Korean&English on Facebook 
09:56
August 17, 2021
Shopping and minimalism elementary listening
Shopping and minimalism elementary listening
The full lesson with exercises, vocabulary and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: obsessed with  a source of pollution  mind becomes clear More ESL video lessons on Facebook 
01:37
August 14, 2021
Healthy food ESL video lesson
Healthy food ESL video lesson
The audio is from a YouTube video Everything Gwyneth Paltrow eats in a day  The full lesson with vocabulary, exercises and discussion questions  Key vocabulary  I’m obsessed with that stuff Smoothie that has some good fat and some protein and some fiber Peanut butter protein bars More ESL video lessons on Facebook 
01:52
August 13, 2021
Future food video lesson with exercises
Future food video lesson with exercises
The audio is from a YouTube video Future food The menu of 2030 The full lesson with exercises, vocabulary and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: food sources affordable product food shortages More ESL Video lessons on Facebook 
03:36
August 13, 2021
Trendy clothes elementary listening exercise
Trendy clothes elementary listening exercise
Based on a YouTube video Material girl  The full lesson with vocabulary and interactive exercises  More ESL video lessons on Facebook 
01:47
August 03, 2021
Racism and respect listening lesson
Racism and respect listening lesson
The audio is from Tetrina Blalock on police brutality and demanding respect  The full lesson with exercises, vocabulary and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: exposing deep divisions about race and policing your firsthand experience with racism and prejudice trust in this system More listening and ESL video lessons on Facebook 
03:24
August 01, 2021
Discrimination and racism listening exercise
Discrimination and racism listening exercise
The audio is from a YouTube video Julie Chen | Asian Plastic Surgery | Double Eyelid The Talk Secret Revealed The full lesson with vocabulary and exercises  Ket vocabulary: the audience can’t relate to you unless you get a plastic surgery I look more alert More ESL listening and video lessons on Facebook 
03:31
August 01, 2021
Cultural Inequality ESL video lesson plan
Cultural Inequality ESL video lesson plan
The audio is from a YouTube video #InequalityIs: Favianna Rodriguez on cultural inequality The full lesson with vocabulary, exercises and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: Cultural inequality You don’t see yourself reflected In a future that we have not yet fulfilled More ESL video lessons and plans on Facebook 
01:44
August 01, 2021
Entrepreneur character for coffee shop ESL video lesson
Entrepreneur character for coffee shop ESL video lesson
Audio is from a YouTube video Starting a coffee shop business  The full video lesson with exercises and vocabulary  More video lessons on Facebook 
01:45
July 29, 2021
Fast fashion ESL video lesson with exercises
Fast fashion ESL video lesson with exercises
The audio is from a YouTube video Can fashion be sustainable BBC Earth  The full lesson with exercises, vocabulary and discussion questions  Key vocabulary: Species of plants and animals  Desire for fast fashion  The brink of extinction  Video lessons on Facebook 
03:06
July 29, 2021
Favorite and comfort food with Tyra Banks video lesson
Favorite and comfort food with Tyra Banks video lesson
Audio is from a YouTube video Everything supermodel Tyra Banks eats in a day The full video lesson with exercises Key vocabulary: Flavor - taste of a food or drink Plain - not decorated, simple or basic  Cut in half - to cut something into two pieces  Video lessons on Facebook 
02:52
July 29, 2021
Lesson planning for ESL/ESOL teachers. Boost creativity and interactivity for online teaching
Lesson planning for ESL/ESOL teachers. Boost creativity and interactivity for online teaching
A lesson plan for Esl/esol classes has a logical structure starting with a warmer, intro to a topic, activation of previous knowledge. pre-teaching of some vocabulary or grammar ( 3–5 items, if necessary). Ask questions, explain meaning of words/grammar within a context, practice pronunciation, check understanding, write and show other forms of a word/grammar, highlight phonology Presentation of a text, audio, video or a picture. Simple gist question, following some specific questions about the material Controlled practice. Check understanding of the material/vocabulary or grammar rules. The examples are gap-fill exercises, true or false, etc. Freer practice. Here students should use their own ideas within the specific context. For example, complete sentences with your ideas, describe the picture relevant to target vocabulary/grammar Production, the final step. It is usually expressing an opinion about the topic, advice, prediction. You can tell your students your own opinion before the task as an example. Don't forget to use target language. Special questions including target language can be formed to start a discussion. It is a standard lesson plan using the traditional model PPP (presentation, practice, production) and CELTA methodology. More suitable for beginners, elementary and intermediate learners. You can find the examples of the video lesson plans using this model on my website. There are lesson plans for elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate learners. Topics include health, food, character and personality, daily life, social issues, culture, business vocabulary, IELTS preparation. Problem is where to have a learning space for online lessons  -platforms: zoom, Google, etc.  Why not to make lessons, use, reuse and make available for thousands of people  Everything is on one page. -blogs, website, Google slides, padlet youtube, and even a podcast All of these platforms have their share of interactivity. My choice is a website with lots of tools: videos, tests, audios and text can be all on one single page.  If you buy a website address (domain) it will be your forever, although with platforms which are not yours, your content can be removed and you cannot actually own 100% of your content. What is interactivity online When we think about interactivity, first thing i think is interactive exercises. Where I can click and move things with my finger and of course auto check. What I think about interactivity is really about getting students engaged via communication,  visuals,  constantly activate students, besides just interactive exercises  Creativity and interactivity when teaching online: should be mostly about (go to the outside world), and communication with people especially for adults and more confident learners Communicating with other people: Facebook and YouTube (sending posts and comments  Comment youtube videos Ask instagram followers Real-time interaction Discussion boards During an online lesson interactivity can be facilitated with  Clicking on Links Tests Games Games: role play, play a famous person  Board games Jam board, miro board Padlet Pinterest How to expand creativity To try something new  Flip lessons  Give them a choice Encourage autonomy  Incorporate their interests  Inconventional learning materials: youtube comments, cafe reviews on Facebook, shopping websites, blogs, ask a blogger for audio on their piece
24:13
July 17, 2021
My favorite and comfort food video lesson with exercises
My favorite and comfort food video lesson with exercises
The full lesson at: http://pnesterova.com/2021/07/14/favorite-comfort-food-video-esl/ Transcript: The best food I have ever eaten has to be a French crepe. I had it for the first time 1 year ago in a place near my home. French crepes are awesome, a little bit fatty but really tasty. There I also tried a green matcha cream tea. It was amazing. I usually like all types of green tea but this one is really good. This type of tea is from Asia and is also popular in many countries. I want to make this kind of tea myself. I rather drink tea or coffee without sugar. I replace sugar for a cake. I like to drink tea or coffee, eat cake and stuff like that in a cafe by myself. Not everyone likes to be by yourself in a cafe, but I love it and this place has a good vibe. I'm gonna go back to that French place and eat amazing food and drink green tea or coffee. I guess they have matcha tea ice cream as well. That can be really tasty to try for dessert.
01:55
July 15, 2021
English Paranormal with Jessica Chastain celebrity interview
English Paranormal with Jessica Chastain celebrity interview
Jessi, you were staying in a house in London, right? That you are convinced was haunted. -Yes! I really think it was because we were doing a lot of night scenes.  -Yes! I really think it was because we were doing a lot of night scenes. And I came early, like 3:30 in the morning, and I'm so tired. And I had everything left out like the lights. And I had one chandelier on a little bit. And I started talking my clothes off to put my pajamas on and the lights started to dim. -And I had one chandelier on a little bit. And I started talking my clothes off to put my pajamas on and the lights started to dim. And I thought, ok I might be having a stroke. This is what happens, right? The lights start slowly go dim. And every light in the room, even the bedside tables slowly started to go on. Swear! Swear! Swear! Like I was..and it was like err..like I was like on some alien spaceship,all white. And then it went pitch-black. -I was..and it was like err..like I was like on some alien spaceship,all white. And then it went pitch-black. I actually said because I was so tired "OK, I acknowledge you, I understand you are here. And don't wonna kick you out, I'm just very tired so please let me sleep".And it never happened again. - It never happened again. It must be true. - Exactly!  - It could have nothing to do with some odd electricity surge. - It's London, it's haunted.  -Jessi, you were staying in a house in London, right? That you are convinced was haunted. -Yes! I really think it was because we were doing a lot of night scenes. And I came early, like 3.30 in the morning, and I'm so tired. And I had everything left out like the lights. And I had one chandelier on a little bit. And I started talking my clothes off to put my pajamas on and the lights started to dim. And I thought, ok I might be having a stroke. This is what happens, right? The lights start slowly go dim. And every light in the room, even the bedside tables slowly started to go on. Swear! Swear! Swear! Like I was..and it was like err..like I was like on some alien spaceship,all white. And then it went pitch-black. I actually said because I was so tired "OK, I acknowledge you, I understand you are here. And don't wonna kick you out, I'm just very tired so please let me sleep".And it never happened again. - It never happened again. It must be true. - Exactly!  - It could have nothing to do with some odd electricity surge. - It's London, it's haunted.  Key vocabulary: A haunted house - A haunted house is a house or other building often seen as being inhabited by ghosts who may have been former residents of the house. The lights started to dim - To dim is to make or become less bright or clear, become darker It went pitch-black - To go pitch-black is to become completely and absolutely dark I acknowledge you - To acknowledge is to accept or admit the existence or truth of something  Learn more vocabulary about paranormal phenomena and do exercises at:  http://pnesterova.com/2021/02/07/english-paranormal-listening/ Join a Facebook group!
03:30
June 16, 2021
World War two Christmas ornaments
World War two Christmas ornaments
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00:59
May 09, 2021
Korean grape
Korean grape
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/04/korean-grape/
00:24
April 27, 2021
English speaking describe your goals
English speaking describe your goals
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/04/22/speaking-your-goals/ Video: https://vimeo.com/372137804
00:57
April 26, 2021
Korean ice cream
Korean ice cream
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/10/30/korean-ice-cream/
00:27
April 17, 2021
Met a slovenian celebrity
Met a slovenian celebrity
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/01/22/met-a-slovenian-celebrity/
01:05
April 07, 2021
English vocabulary starting a business
English vocabulary starting a business
The episode is also available as a blog post on http://pnesterova.com/2020/12/06/english-vocabulary-starting-a-business/
05:07
March 30, 2021
English vocabulary Job Skills
English vocabulary Job Skills
The episode is also available as a blog post on https://pnesterova.com/2020/12/11/english-vocabulary-job-skills/
05:01
March 30, 2021
Improve your English listening
Improve your English listening
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/13/improve-your-english-listening/
01:08
March 29, 2021
Korean linguistic circle inside view
Korean linguistic circle inside view
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/16/korean-linguistic-circle-inside-view/
01:20
March 27, 2021
English speaking Work Idioms
English speaking Work Idioms
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/03/05/english-speaking-work-idioms/ Learn natural English vocabulary to talk about how to explain idioms. Awesome phrases for speaking. Look at work idioms below. What do you think they mean? work like a dog work out work the system work your socks off In the video Maria is explaining the idiom “Jack of all trades, master of none.” What do you think it means? Watch the video. Which statements below are true and which are false? Tom’s got a job Maria is starting a blog Jill is interested in customs and traditions What work related idioms are important and common in your culture? How could you explain them in English? Are there idioms about job skills? Learn more idioms about people at work Please, leave a comment if you have any tips or questions about this business vocabulary. Find more English lessons on our website.
00:58
March 25, 2021
Seoul Korea
Seoul Korea
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/10/31/seoul-korea/
00:40
March 20, 2021
It is really stressful to be evaluated
It is really stressful to be evaluated
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/20/it-is-really-stressful-to-be-evaluated/
01:32
March 17, 2021
My CELTA essay I never sent
My CELTA essay I never sent
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/12/14/my-celta-essay-i-never-sent/
02:55
March 15, 2021
Poking foreign Korean society
Poking foreign Korean society
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/03/04/poking-korean-society/
01:24
March 09, 2021
Language and Music English reading practice
Language and Music English reading practice
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/08/language-and-music-english-reading-practice/
01:25
March 08, 2021
Self introduction
Self introduction
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/10/28/self-introduction/
00:16
March 01, 2021
The glimpse of my life in the UAE
The glimpse of my life in the UAE
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/12/18/the-glimpse-of-my-life-in-the-uae/
02:10
February 28, 2021
Urban decay
Urban decay
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/02/23/urban-decay/
00:55
February 27, 2021
English vocabulary your favorite Restaurant
English vocabulary your favorite Restaurant
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/25/english-vocabulary-your-favorite-restaurant/
01:07
February 24, 2021
Pronunciation rules in English Go full Hamilton
Pronunciation rules in English Go full Hamilton
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2020/11/21/pronunciation-rules-in-english-go-full-hamilton/
01:57
February 23, 2021
The importance of communication. Multicultural advice.
The importance of communication. Multicultural advice.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://pnesterova.com/2021/02/06/importance-multicultural-communication/
03:11
February 22, 2021