How effective are classroom debates in learning a language? A common way to practice conversation skills in the classroom is through debate. Some would argue that the nature of debates encourages disagreement. In my opinion, disagreement is exactly what we need to build conversation skills. Let me explain.
Teaching is demanding, often with little reward. It can get frustrating when things start piling up on you. No one knows this more than another teacher. That’s why it’s so important to support the teachers in your life. When you support teachers, you help build communities and shape the future. The struggle is real I’ve […]
We all know how it goes; we set a goal and make little steps towards it. It can be hard to stay motivated sometimes though. In the case of learning a language, the end result is usually to be at least conversational in that language. Students often lose sight of their goal, and motivation wanes, […]
Many people are turning to the internet to learn new skills, including English and for good reason. There are many benefits to studying online, and this post is going to let you know the 5 best reasons why you should be learning online too.
Learning a new language can be a really difficult thing to accomplish, especially if you don’t have the proper support. It’s important to have guidance; a good teacher is necessary. When learning as part of a large class, it can be difficult to address all issues students face. Unless the rest of the class is […]
We often hear another language, and it sounds so very different from what we’re used to. The sounds, the way vowels are used, the intonation and stress; it can sometimes feel like learning a language is impossible. How different are languages really? Are there similarities between languages that we don’t recognise? In the beginning When […]
Knowing some classroom management strategies are important. There are times teachers feel at a loss as to what to do. Some lack support from the schools; sometimes it’s managing a class of troubled students. It could even be just that one student that doesn’t seem to connect with the lesson. These situations can leave us […]