Author Archive | Natalia Hurt

Kill CLIL Activities: How to Truly Integrate Content and Language


Two birds with one stone. Sounds easy enough.

The founders of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) must have thought so too.

Why teach one world history class and one French class when you could teach both at the

Literacy in MFL: Teach Your Students to Read, and You’ll Gift Them a Lifetime of Learning


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.…

4 Ways for Language Teachers to Master Classroom Management


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 …

4 Handy Types of Assessment in Language Teaching That Stray from Tradition


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 …

5 Secrets to Successful Content-based Language Teaching


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 …

4 Activities with Pair and Group Work to Increase Student Talking Time in the Language Classroom


Thirty students. One teacher. Sixty minutes.

Yikes. It’s a daunting task, but don’t be intimated. Instead use those numbers to your advantage!

Whether or not this is your reality, learning how to leverage the benefits of pair and group …

Tailored Lessons: 4 Foolproof Strategies for Teaching Foreign Language to Adults

Teaching Foreign Language to Adults

In any of your college classes, did you ever stop to play a game of duck duck goose?

What about patty cake? Leap frog?

Probably not, unless you were studying pedagogy.

Certain activities are simply better for children than …