Author Archive | Stevie D.

10 Language Games for Kids That Even Grown Ups Will Love


Ready to set your class on fire?

No, you don’t need the firetrucks on this one. I’m talking about getting your students engaged with the content and setting your classroom ablaze with fun and excitement.

Playing games in the foreign

Need Immersion Teaching Strategies, and Stat? Here Are 10 to Shock Your Lessons Back to Life


Ever wondered what they mean when they say, “Make the language come alive for your students?”

One of the best ways to do exactly that is to present the language in authentic, meaningful ways, thereby immersing your students in the

7 Immersion Activities to Help Your Language Students Soar


Wish you could whisk your class away to a country where the target language is spoken?

Have you daydreamed about planning a fully immersive trip for your students?

Want to make your classes potentially even more immersive and motivational

11 Elite Resources for Top-notch TPR Training


Warning: If you follow this post, your class may never be quiet again.

Prepare for an enthusiastic classroom filled with up-and-at-’em students!

There will be talking, shouting, laughing, dancing and all kinds of lively movement.

That’s because you’re about to …

5 TPR Activities for Kids to Get Their Wiggles Out


Tired of telling your kids to sit down and use their indoor voices?

Why not harness their energy and get them fully engaged in your lessons instead?

Introducing: Total Physical Response (TPR)!

Well, you might have already heard of …

Teach by Talking: 5 Direct Method Techniques That Let Students Learn Like Natives


Ever heard of this language teaching approach that professes never to teach any grammar?

You won’t hear a word of English—or whatever the students’ native language is—spoken in the classrooms that operate with this method.

I’m talking about the direct …

Make It Real: 7 Foreign Language Speaking Activities That Simulate Real-world Conversation


Do you want your language students to go further than parroting back given words and sentences?

Are you looking for classroom speaking activities that get students to really, truly, actively use their brains?

That shows you care. Something tells me …