Author Archives: Hana Tichá

About Hana Tichá

I'm an EFL teacher based in the Czech Republic. I've been teaching English to learners of all ages for more than 20 years. I love metaphors and inspiring discussions concerning teaching, learning and linguistics.

Literal videos – the show goes on …

In my previous post, I wrote about the Erasmus+ project we had worked on in Diekirch, Luxembourg. I described the process of making literal videos and I announced I was planning to try this activity on a smaller scale with … Continue reading

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Literal Videos

I’ve just returned from rainy Diekirch, Luxembourg, where four students and three teachers from our school took part in an Erasmus+ activity. This time the activity revolved around literal videos. A literal music video, also called a literal video version, … Continue reading

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I did it! My after-conference state of mind

This is a detailed account of what goes on in the mind of a newbie conference presenter. 3/3 (the day before the conference): I’m too busy getting ready for the Erasmus+ trip to Luxembourg so I have no time to … Continue reading

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Final preparations

You know, I do have some nightmares every now and then but, surprisingly, none of them has concerned my upcoming presentation at the IH Brno conference. Not yet. I’d say that I haven’t had the opportunity to feel worried about … Continue reading

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To cheat or not to cheat

Cheating is something we teachers don’t like to see. And if we’re lucky, it doesn’t happen. But, is it a question of luck or bad luck? Well, I’m convinced that cheating happens only if it is allowed or encouraged. Who would … Continue reading

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Speaking intermezzos

I discovered a new way of approaching reading activities by breaking longer texts down into shorter units and intertwining speaking into reading. In previous lessons, my 17-year-olds had discussed gender inequality, which, I think, is not an exactly light topic … Continue reading

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SWOT Analysis

  I’ve recently been asked to do a SWOT analysis as part of the action plan our school is currently working on. As such analyses are usually conducted in the field of business, I was a little confused as to … Continue reading

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