Archive | Language Teaching Methods

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

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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 …

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

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“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”

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

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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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Immersion Bilingual Education for Your Students and School: How to Get Started

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In a way, immersion bilingual education should be the goal of every language teacher.

After all, immersion most closely mimics the way we learn our first language.

And in teaching students a second language, we are already creating a bilingual