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.
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 […]
The great thinkers and lecturers in many disciplines all have different accents. Whether it’s the great philosopher, Noam Chompsky’s American accent or Lawyer and human rights activist Amal Alamuddin Clooney’s British sounding speech, the fact is, English doesn’t actually have an “English sound”. In fact, many people from around the world who give talks and lectures sound intelligent and powerful and well-spoken.
There are an abundance of resources online for learning and practising English grammar. The internet is saturated in it. But is teaching grammar really necessary? Is it the key to becoming a fluent speaker? I would argue no. There is so much more to teaching English than the many; sometimes complicated and obscure grammar rules. […]
There’s more to learning English than just a bunch of grammar rules and vocabulary. Learning a new language is intricate and nuanced and takes years to master. By teaching English through the arts, fluency comes faster and is more interesting. Incorporating arts into learning When learning a language, the first thing a lot of students […]
What a wonderful thing to be able to speak with students all over the world. It’s great to read about other cultures and different people, but they often still seem so distant and separate. A school in Karahi Pakistan is hoping to bring students and teachers around the world together through their Global Classroom Project. […]