In every course you teach, whether it is for adults or children, you should set clear policies for your classroom. You should have a list of policies prepared in advance to give students as..
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Reviews are an essential part of the student language-learning process. Every class should begin with a cumulative review of all the material covered in the current unit, and the course sho..
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It’s important to create an environment that will allow students to succeed in the language learning classroom. With such a wide variety of learners with different needs and goals, th..
Listed on 2010-07-06 19:54:09
The Language Learning Orientation is an important component of any language course. It should be done on the first day of class and must include all the information that students will need ..
Listed on 2010-07-06 19:50:40
I´m not sure when or why it happened, but somewhere along the line someone decided that language students, especially beginners, needed to be bombarded with hundreds of words and grammar ..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:26:17
Do you have a mentor program in place for your new language instructors? If not, you should! Mentor programs offer a number of benefits to your department: It relieves admi..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:24:40
Modeling is an extremely important step in any learning environment. Modeling means that you show the learner what you expect him or her to do, and it takes place after you have outlined th..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:16:44
Is it a challenge finding the best language instructors for your program? Don’t rely on degrees, experience, or interviews alone! 6 Tips for Best Practices Many language pr..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:14:12
If you already understand the importance of conducting regular language instructor observations, the next question is what to look for. As mentioned in a previous article, if you do not hav..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:12:11
Teaching grammar in the communicative language classroom can and should be student centered, but finding ways to ensure the delivery does not turn into a lecture can sometimes be tricky. Re..
Listed on 2010-07-01 11:10:32