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Kinesthetic/hands-on activities for foreign language teaching
By Hannah Haase on September 17, 2020

We all learn differently, so it's important for us as teachers to remember that about our students as well, and make sure we include many different types of activities in our classrooms....

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What is the difference between standard, curriculum, and can-do statement?
By Hannah Haase on September 10, 2020

The word "standard" has been one of those buzzwords in education in the past couple of years. Standard-based grading, standard-based assessment, standard-based learning...Let's take a...

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EFL? ELT? ESL? And what about TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS?
By Hannah Haase on June 18, 2020

When it comes to teaching English as a foreign/second language, there are many acronyms you have to deal with on a daily basis and there are several proficiency tests out there for your...

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Tips for language teachers Coronavirus

Teaching during a time of social distancing
By Hannah Haase on June 1, 2020

  Originally I was planning on writing a blog post about the changing role of teachers. How they are not just teachers, but also psychologists, social workers, mentors, coordinators,...

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Online Teaching Platform

The Best Online Teaching Platforms: GoogleClassroom vs. SmartClass+HUB
By Hannah Haase on May 12, 2020

Teachers around the world have been working non stop to continue teaching their students amid the Coronavirus outbreak and school closures everywhere. This is especially challenging for...

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Tips for language teachers Coronavirus

Language teaching during the Coronavirus
By Hannah Haase on March 21, 2020

I want to focus on the challenge, foreign language teachers face during this Covid-19 pandemic. In the last few months, language teaching has totally changed. While it’s possible to...

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Why debates are essential in foreign language classes
By Hannah Haase on January 6, 2020

In response to the importance of fluency and demand for fluent speakers in a foreign language, more and more schools and programs are trying to include immersion-type activities in their...

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Language lab

Why use a Language Lab?
By Gerry Sullivan on December 13, 2019

A language lab is an environment that enables all students to practice their listening and speaking skills concurrently. Students can work individually and/or collaborate with their...

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How to create an interesting ESL class
By Sophie Laouenan on December 9, 2019

About 2 billion people on this Earth speak English. Most of them, however, are not native speakers of English. Only about 380 million people grow up with English as their native language...

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Great ESL speaking activities to get students speaking
By Hannah Haase on November 18, 2019

I want to start out being brutally honest: when I first started teaching German and ESL, I was focused on surviving, not on my students speaking ability.  I would even go as far as to...

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