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Don’t be this teacher!

Read more ...I have this new hobby. I torture myself by visiting teachers’ fb groups, I read terrible things they write and I collect gems for my next workshop, “Don’t be this teacher”! No joke. It sounds presumptuous but honestly, I’m seriously fed up with the nonsense I read. Not only because I read a bunch of unscientific claims about language teaching but mainly...

Teaching is a passion - Learning is a passion

Read more ...The only way to be truly successful in any skill is to be passionate about it.  When people throw themselves into –say- sports, music or computer games and actually get passionate about it, it's difficult to drag them away from what they are doing. Why can’t we say the same for language learning? One of the reasons that people don’t really get this...

This cloud has a silver lining and a bright future!

Read more ...  Amid the doom and gloom of Covid19, a brighter day is about to dawn for frontline education. “School ditches  tablets”. Catchy titles like this one, banishing technology from the classroom, seem to be out of date after school closure and the need of thousands of teachers and educators to keep education alive in the midst of a pandemic...

7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure

Read more ...Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote. By Sarah Gonser On any given day in schools, many students exchange warm greetings with a smiling teacher, then move on to a morning...

L2 Learning: Help them do it alone

Read more ...    Teaching junior, pre-junior and nursery L2 classes can surface specific challenges, oxymorously fabricated by the mindset, the approaches and the methodology professed and employed by the dominant TEFL pedagogy. Nursery, preschool, early school L2 learners constitute formative learning stages that entail teaching the young child...

How young is too young to learn a Foreign Language?

Read more ...  Quite often in a monolingual family we are confronted with the dilemma of what is the appropriate age for our kids to start learning a foreign language. Should they first be exposed to a new language as early as kindergarten or should we wait until the first years of primary school, when our little ones try to master the written form of their...
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