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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

Looking for a Total Physical Response Lesson Plan? Here’s All You Need

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It appears that this TPR thing is not just a passing fad.

Although other trends have come and gone, TPR (Total Physical Response) has held steady as one of the preferred language teaching methodologies, ever since it was first introduced …

How MFL Teachers Can Practice Differentiation in Their Classrooms

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Any angler worth their salt knows that different types of fish go for different types of bait.

Likewise, as a teacher, you need to make sure you’re using different types of bait for your MFL students.

After all, each …

The CLIL Method of Teaching: 4 Ways to Implement This Method in Class

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Lately, the CLIL method of teaching has become incredibly popular, mainly due to the growing interest in educating bilingual children.

If you’re still unfamiliar with it, CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning, and it’s a fabulous language …

How to Successfully Implement an Immersion Teaching Curriculum

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Imagine if students could learn a language by opening up a math, history or science book.

If only there were a teaching method that allowed students to develop a firm grasp on the language and culture—and also learn …