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10 Books That Will Invigorate Your Language Teaching

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Don’t you love the feeling of getting lost in a book?

It’s a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon, a lazy Sunday… or many enlightening hours of professional development.

Yep! The right language teaching books are your ticket to …

Press Play! How to Teach Foreign Languages with Videos

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Do you remember being a student, walking into your classroom and seeing the VCR or DVD player at the front of the room?

You felt so excited and happy. Movie day!

Today, the technology has changed but the excitement …

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 …

CALL Me: The Tech Savvy Teacher’s Guide to Computer Assisted Language Learning

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Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) is all the rage these days.

Many educators seem to regard it as a kind of Holy Grail of student engagement.

There’s no surprise that this growing tech trend also led directly to Computer Assisted

10 Authentic Teaching Tips for Introducing Native Speakers to Your Class

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What’s even better than authentic materials?

Authentic people, of course.

One conversation with a native speaker is more valuable than any combination of activities, games and simulated conversations.

And in terms of authentic language practice and