A new perspective on language teaching
Coaching entered the world of language teaching a few years ago. I came across it only in April of 2019 because I had that growing feeling something was missing from my lessons. I was looking for ways to give all my learners the opportunity to improve their language skills. Even if their current level was low, if they were busy at work, if their motivation was low or if they found it difficult to connect with the new language. In order to maximize learning outcomes, I wanted to tackle the problem at its roots, where the learning happens. [Mehr lesen…]
How to fall in love with grammar
Reviewed by Vera Tillner
Following last month’s featured article about Neurolanguage Coaching, this month we highlight an exciting book about brain friendly grammar conversations.
There are many reasons why a teacher might feel negative about teaching grammar. Insecurity is one of them and is seen in both native and non-native speakers. Standing in front of a group and their learners expecting them to know terminology or the answer to a spontaneous question about grammar can be a pretty scary feeling. It is a moment when your brain goes blank and you lose your gut feeling for English. [Mehr lesen…]
5 Things to do this summer to boost your creativity.
Photo: Summer – Time to Recharge (Source: Pixabay)
After a spring filled with the Covid-19 pandemic and worries and changes connected with it, we are definitely craving for a summer which is more like the summers we have known. Summer is the season to relax, take a break from our hectic lives, spend time outside, enjoy ourselves. In other words, it is the time of year to recharge our batteries. One thing teachers often run out of is their creative battery. [Mehr lesen…]