A positive group atmosphere is hugely important to the success of any language class in terms of engagement. We need learners to be actively using the language in class, so we need to ensure that speaking is not associated with any kind of social risk or threat to their sense of self. Learners need to feel safe and willing to use the language with others. However, very often, students...
I have something to confess. Technology stresses me out. Even though I have been teaching, writing about, and doing research on the use of technology in language learning and teaching for a quarter of a century (wow, that went quickly!) not a day goes by that it does not frustrate me or, increasingly, scare me. And I am not alone. Most teachers I speak with experience a mixture of...
If contemporary societies view reading as an essential life skill, loving to read is definitely “the” gift that makes all the difference in a person’s life. Reading for pleasure opens doors to all sorts of worlds for us to explore.  When we are hooked on a story, we feel like we have jumped into the book's pages to undergo an exciting reading experience. Times flies, our imagination goes riot, we...
I have something to confess. Technology stresses me out. Even though I have been teaching, writing about, and doing research on the use of...
If contemporary societies view reading as an essential life skill, loving to read is definitely “the” gift that makes all the difference in a...
When it comes to learning a language, the journey is as important as the destination. This is particularly true for advanced learners who often...
When we think of play, we think of fun, creative, symbolic and social experiences. Yet play is not just an exclusive form of enjoyment...

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