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Hannah Haase

Born and raised in Germany, Hannah started learning English as a Second Language in elementary school, and French in middle school. After completing her Master’s in Education, ESL, and History at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, she moved to the United States to become a teacher at the Milwaukee German Immersion School.

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What sets SmartClass apart? Interactive speaking & listening!
By Hannah Haase on March 8, 2021

Even before COVID turned the world (of teaching) upside down, there was an abundance of teaching platforms out there. Some were specifically designed to support certain subject areas,...

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Activity types that are possible in the SmartClass HUB
By Hannah Haase on December 16, 2020

As a language teacher, I was always looking for new activity type ideas to keep learning fun and engaging for my students. As a student myself, I hated nothing more than the constant...

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All our names & acronyms explained: SmartClass, Hub, Live...
By Hannah Haase on December 3, 2020

 

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Tips for language teachers COVID-19

Synchronous and asynchronous learning with SmartClass HUB
By Hannah Haase on November 2, 2020

Never have the terms synchronous and asynchronous learning been discussed so much. But when COVID-19 hit the world, those words became two of the biggest buzzwords in education....

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Kinesthetic/hands-on activities for foreign language teaching
By Hannah Haase on September 17, 2020

We all learn differently, so it's important for us as teachers to remember that about our students as well, and make sure we include many different types of activities in our classrooms....

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What is the difference between standard, curriculum, and can-do statement?
By Hannah Haase on September 10, 2020

The word "standard" has been one of those buzzwords in education in the past couple of years. Standard-based grading, standard-based assessment, standard-based learning...Let's take a...

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EFL? ELT? ESL? And what about TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS?
By Hannah Haase on June 18, 2020

When it comes to teaching English as a foreign/second language, there are many acronyms you have to deal with on a daily basis and there are several proficiency tests out there for your...

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Teaching during a time of social distancing
By Hannah Haase on June 1, 2020

  Originally I was planning on writing a blog post about the changing role of teachers. How they are not just teachers, but also psychologists, social workers, mentors, coordinators,...

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The Best Online Teaching Platforms: GoogleClassroom vs. SmartClass+HUB
By Hannah Haase on May 12, 2020

Teachers around the world have been working non stop to continue teaching their students amid the Coronavirus outbreak and school closures everywhere. This is especially challenging for...

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Language teaching during the Coronavirus
By Hannah Haase on March 21, 2020

I want to focus on the challenge, foreign language teachers face during this Covid-19 pandemic. In the last few months, language teaching has totally changed. While it’s possible to...

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