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4 Practical and Fun Interpersonal Communication Activities

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Have you ever had a conversation with someone who only wanted to talk, and not listen?

It’s annoying, isn’t it?

You might try to get a word in, but the other person doesn’t seem to hear you. Instead, he or …

CLIL Science: Overcoming the Barriers

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Do you remember your high school days?

If you’re like most of us, each class was taught in a separate room. You went to math class, then down the hall to another room for English. When the bell rang, …

A New Way to Approach Translation in Language Teaching

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How about some time travel?

Let’s go back in time to experience the old days for a few minutes.

Come with me to a day when language classrooms looked very different from what they look like now.

Back when students …

I Test, Therefore I Am: Creating a Foreign Language Teaching Philosophy

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How much time have you spent thinking about your foreign language teaching philosophy?

I’m betting it’s right up there with making dentist appointments and cleaning out your garage.

After all, it’s engaging activities and fun curriculum that make language lessons …

7 Essential Online Teaching Tools Every Language Teacher Should Have

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Having a hard time keeping up with the latest tools for online teachers?

Chances are, you’re probably feeling excited, and maybe a little overwhelmed.

The days of simple PDF files and email correspondence ended with the ’00s. These days, online …

Remixing Assessment in Language Teaching with 5 Fun Activities

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “assessment?”

Probably more of the same reading comprehension exercises and multiple choice bubbles.

What about…fun?

I know, I know. “Assessment” and “fun” don’t even belong in the …

Go Pro: How to Become a Foreign Language Professor and Get Paid for Passion

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Do you have a love for sharing your hobbies, interests and culture with others?

Does the thought of getting paid for that sound like a dream come true?

Well, guess what? You can!

With a passion for teaching and a …