Master the Fine Art of Storytelling: 3 TPR Storytelling Examples


You yell at the screen, “Don’t go down to that basement, dummy!”

Well, that person doesn’t hear you and they go down to the basement.


In this case, you have no say in the story line and your favorite …

Incorporating Authentic Materials in the Classroom in 3 Steps


Does your language classroom need a little spice?

Your teaching is anything but stale, but you need to sprinkle in some new ideas that will keep students engaged and thinking on a higher level.

When used correctly, authentic materials provide …

Get ’em Talking: Communicative Language Teaching Lesson Plan Ideas for Any Classroom


Have you ever heard of a language class mutiny?

Well, it almost happened in one particular class.

Let me tell you a tale of two teachers.

The reason for the near-uprising had nothing to do with the teacher’s qualifications or …

8 Engaging CLIL Projects That Help Make Learning Fun


CLIL just clicks.

With what we know about the importance of making connections in student learning, this methodology just seems to make sense.

By now, most of us are familiar with the benefits of CLIL (Content and Language …

20+ Essential Resources for Language Teachers in the Know


Most days, you love being a language teacher.

But to be honest, the life of a language teacher is hard.

Really, really hard.

You have to come up with a full day’s worth of engaging lesson plans, seemingly out …

10 Books That Will Invigorate Your Language Teaching


Don’t you love the feeling of getting lost in a book?

It’s a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon, a lazy Sunday… or many enlightening hours of professional development.

Yep! The right language teaching books are your ticket to …

How to Be a Good Language Teacher: 7 Tips for Success


Are you a good language teacher?

I certainly hope you are! And if you’re reading this, at the very least you’re motivated to improve, even if you’re already excellent.

But even if you’re an amazing teacher, you can probably think …