One of the big challenges most language learners will face to go from intermediate to advanced level is fixing the “little mistakes”. Incorrect word order, wrong preposition, mispronounced vowel, the list could be very long. It’s just details, or rather: … Continue reading Signaling all the mistakes
I know by experience that many students start with a bad representation of what they should do during their classes. In fact, there’s a common misconception about language learning, that it’s mostly about memorising vocabulary and expressions. Surely this is … Continue reading Wasting students’ time?
Talking with a colleague recently, I’ve been asked my opinion about having students write texts during the classes. I’ve never had students for whom writing was more important than speaking. If that was the case, I might have to work differently. … Continue reading Writing texts during the class
Recently, a colleague asked me how do I plan my lessons or my course. Well, I try as much as possible to arrive in my classes without any set idea of what we’re going to do. Is that set in … Continue reading Have you prepared your course?