The role of feedback in 21st Century

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

Groundhog Day in the Exam Preparation Classroom

By Katherine Bilsborough *Groundhog Day: a situation in which events are or appear to be continually repeated Have you ever noticed that students make the same mistakes over and over again, even when you’ve drawn attention to a specific error, explained why it is wrong and given them practice in the particular language point in … More Groundhog Day in the Exam Preparation Classroom

The Teacher’s Experience as a Language Learner: a Powerful Motivation Tool

I am very excited about writing this, as this is my first blog post as a writer. I am also very excited because it’s about what motivates people to keep learning languages. When I first thought about writing this post, I did some reading and took notes on what factors motivated learners to learn, and … More The Teacher’s Experience as a Language Learner: a Powerful Motivation Tool

Motivating learners by establishing good teaching practices

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