On teaching: How to improve the language learning experience using the flipped learning model
Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner In the post-method era, the role of language teachers changed, as did the learners’, who do not receive their knowledge passively, but are instead expected to actively participate in learning. There...Read more
Language teaching: What is pragmatics and why is it important when teaching languages?
What is pragmatics? Pragmatics is a language in use, or even better, a meaning in use (the actual use of the language). We need pragmatics to understand how language is used in a specific context and to be able to use it appropriately. Why is pragmatics important when teaching? Pragmatics...Read more
Book Review: Essential Motivation in the Classroom by Ian Gilbert
This book is AMAZING! It’s fascinating, thought-provoking, funny and practical. If you want to read one book on motivation, this is the one! It’s a must-read for teachers and students, but I also recommend it for parents, business people, coaches and trainers. It is a guidebook of almost 200 pages...Read more
Career Advice: Am I a Potential Language Teacher?
If you love languages or have enjoyed learning a foreign language, you might want to share that enthusiasm and enjoyment with others by training to be a language teacher. You can teach languages at a variety of levels. You can teach primary or secondary school children, university students or business...Read more