TPRS for All! A 9-step Guide Anyone Can Use


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 …

Boss Level: 6 Steps to Gamify Language Learning in Your Classroom


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.

Games are fun!…

How to Cherry Pick the Best from 8 Foreign Language Teaching Methods


“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”

Goodbye, Code Switching! The Dos and Don’ts for Any Language Immersion Classroom


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 …

4 Bold Steps to a Powerful Language Immersion Curriculum


Dream big.

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 …

Need Immersion Teaching Strategies, and Stat? Here Are 10 to Shock Your Lessons Back to Life


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

How to Mix and Match Modern Language Teaching Methods for Maximum Student Success


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 …