How many times have we wondered as teachers if the feedback we provide in class actually affects the learners’ knowledge positively ? How many times have we felt that practice prevailed over sufficient feedback in class? How many times have we thought that specific learners take our feedback lightly? The time has come to re-evaluate the role … More The role of feedback in 21st Century
‘Social language’, ‘schools as social ecologies’, ‘pedagogical caring’ (Sarah Mercer), bringing the world of communication and the classroom together through technology to promote experiential learning (Scott Thornbury), ‘negotiation of homework’ and the 21 century skills (Lynn Durrant) are some of the key principles and notions that these speakers of such prominence put forward at the … More My thoughts on the International House Conference in Barcelona
A B1 and B2 mingle activity to raise learners’ awareness of the study habits and provide them with ways to enhance their learning and boost their self-confidence.
More often than not, we see our learners struggle with the new vocabulary and seem to easily forget it despite their good intentions. They spend hours and hours learning the new words, i.e., their spelling, meaning, synonyms or derivatives and they end up remembering half of them or even worse they’re not able to use … More Ways of recording new words
Instilling in learners love and passion for learning a foreign language is a demanding and ongoing process, thus making the learner feel comfortable right from the beginning of the course is a bet the teacher has to win. This is not always easy to achieve, especially with the adults, who have very high expectations of … More Motivating learners by establishing good teaching practices