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Seamlessly Integrate Teacher Games into the Classroom


Candy Land, Solitaire, Fortnite.

What do these three things have in common?

They’re all games, they’re all fun, and they can all help your students learn.

Does that last one seem like a stretch? Actually, it isn’t. We have always …

The Role of Literature in Second Language Acquisition and Why It Matters


The language classroom.

It’s not just for conjugating verbs and playing vocabulary games (as much as we love them).

It’s a window to all kinds of exotic places. Like a Guatemalan village, a secret chamber in an old castle or …

How to Implement Innovative Teaching Ideas in Your Classroom


There was a day, not so long ago, when having computers in the classroom was considered innovative.

A few of us are still able to remember when one of our more forward-thinking teachers got a few computers for students to …

Optimize Your Use of Technology in Language Teaching


Has this ever happened to you?

You head into work one morning, all excited because at last you’re going to try out that awesome new app all the cool language teachers have been talking about.

You just can’t wait to …

CLIL Science: Overcoming the Barriers


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, …

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


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 …

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


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 …