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Community Language Learning

Background of the CLL As the Chomskyan linguistic revolution turned linguists and language teachers away from the audiolingual method which focused on surface structure and on rote practice of scientifically produced patterns to a...

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Hell is the classroom

Respect Angela Maiers has raised in her post “Can We Please Get Some RESPECT?” a problem that has become so pressing lately in many schools around the world. In fact a lot of teachers...

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Teachers, students, parents and homework 2

Introduction Homework must be part and parcel of any learning process.  The classroom is just an artificial setting and classroom tasks are only starting points. They provide guidance, assistance and purpose. However, more tasks...

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Teachers and teaching quotes

Teachers and teaching quotes Sometimes success and  self actualization lie in sensible words that we hear. Words that function as a stimulant, the air that we breath, the fuel that keeps our lives on...

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Teachers, Students, Parents And Homework

We assign homework day-in-day-out. We tend to think that it is part and parcel of our job and our students’ duty. We never question or discuss homework policies and practices. However, there is clear...

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An Amazing Educational Software

GCompris is an educational software for kids from 2 to 10 years old. It is a suite that suggests activities which are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational. Here are some of the activities...

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Lesson Plan Sample

In this post I will present a sample of a lesson plan that I personally use. But before you proceed reading, you might be interested to know why teachers need lesson plans. Although a...

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Language Testing

Although tests are the dreaded learning part for our students,  they are considered an important teaching  tool. They create competition within the classroom,  provide feedback and give a sense of success to the learners....

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The Audiolingual Method

The Audio-Lingual method of teaching  had its origins during World War II when it became known as the Army Method.  It is also called the Aural oral approach. It is based on the structural...