Too much of a good thing is a good thing.
At least according to country music star Alan Jackson.
And my guess is that language teachers who have used TPRS in their classrooms to bring learning to life through …
Did you know that over 1.8 billion people around the world play some form of video games these days?
And if you’ve ever struggled over a tough level in Candy Crush Saga, you know why.
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”
This timeless line from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” can apply to so many moments in a language teacher’s life.
Even in our teaching methods, there’s always a little madness.
From the “direct approach”…
Students mixing English into every sentence?
Are they struggling to stay in the target language?
Falling back on English when they get stumped or nervous?
This is called code switching and it’s all too common in language classrooms—especially in …
When you envision a successful immersion curriculum for your students, imagine it in 3D.
Think of it as a sprawling cityscape with tall buildings, an impressive skyline and unique but functional architecture.
Of course, this may be easier …
Ever wondered what they mean when they say, “Make the language come alive for your students?”
One of the best ways to do exactly that is to present the language in authentic, meaningful ways, thereby immersing your students in the …
You don’t want to reinvent the wheel.
But that doesn’t mean we should drive our cars on wagon wheels instead of tires.
Sometimes, a smart update is necessary to turn something good into something great.
Take your language teaching. Do …
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