How to Sort the Best Language Teaching Media from the Rest

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Language teaching media. We all use it.

But what does it mean, really?

In its simplest form, the term “instructional media” refers to any physical materials that an instructor uses to facilitate learning. As such, media encompasses everything from your …

4 Unique and Engaging CLIL Lesson Plan Ideas

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Like a long road trip, CLIL is one of those things that sounds magical from a distance.

That is, until you actually start to do it.

Then reality sets in.

With CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), students …

Too Much of a Good Thing: How to Max Out on TPRS Success

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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 …

Achievement Unlocked: Gamify Your Classroom for Super Motivated Language Learning

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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

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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”

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

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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

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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 …