What’s even better than authentic materials?
Authentic people, of course.
And in terms of authentic language practice and …
As the old adage goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The same is true for language teaching, except without the fish.…
There’s a reason why this article is on classroom management and not classroom control.
Control is one-sided.
A successful class happens when teachers and students meet each other halfway.
Management is all about guidance, trust and reciprocity—but that doesn’t …
Test, assessment, exam…
Words so terrifying they send chills down the spines of even the most accomplished students.
That may be a bit dramatic, but here’s a fact: Practically no one likes tests.
The good news is that over …
The sole aim of a math class is to teach students math, right?
Nope, not if you’re using content-based language teaching (CBLT).
Don’t worry if you got that one wrong.
Teachers and con artists have more in common than you …
What does the 1984 movie “Karate Kid” have to do with teaching languages?
A lot, as it turns out.
The movie is about Daniel, a bullied teenager who’s taken under the wings of a Japanese karate master, one Mr. Miyagi.…
“Know your audience.”
(Before you open your mouth.)
It’s as good of a piece of advice as any other, and is applicable not only in sales and public speaking, but also in teaching foreign language—a rarefied form of sales …
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