Sometimes learning involves looking at what you're carrying with you, and deciding which things you no longer need. … [Read more...] about What Do You Need To Unlearn?
Some bloggers believe the problems that English learners have come about as a result of 'traditional language schools'. … [Read more...] about 151 Words on What Matters
Most students like to follow. They wait till the teacher asks them a question, then they respond. Occasionally, they might ask their teacher or classmate: "What do you think?" The pattern is 'teacher leads, student follows' but then you go out into the real world, without practising your ability to lead. Student challenge This week why don't you come to class, having … [Read more...] about Your Turn To Lead
Do you speak English softly? Do you speak louder in your own language? I've come across a few people recently who actually spoke English very well in terms of grammar and vocabulary, but they spoke in a much softer tone. … [Read more...] about Speak LOUDER
There’s so much talk about how to learn grammar, how to learn collocations and new vocabulary, that we can forget that the true value of learning a new language is that it helps us build relationships with other people. In the big picture of things, if you’re building relationships and having a real dialogue with people, then don’t be so hard on yourself if you forget the … [Read more...] about 151 words: the value of a language