Student behaviour management strategies are an important part of teaching. As an English teacher abroad, I see a lot of students with many different circumstances. Some have resources and encouragement while others struggle.
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, […]
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. […]