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Kinesthetic 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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Curriculum standards: What are educational standards and curricula?
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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ESL Acronyms: What you need to know as a language teacher
By Hannah Haase on June 18, 2020

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

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Tips for language teachers Coronavirus

School social distancing: How we can still teach effectively
By Hannah Haase on June 1, 2020

Due to the outbreak of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, teachers all over the world are now facing new challenges and have to wear yet another hat: abrupt school closures, teaching without...

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Online Teaching Platform

Alternative to google classroom: SmartClass HUB for language teachers
By Hannah Haase on May 12, 2020

Teachers around the world have been working nonstop 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

How to teach remotely
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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Teaching debate to ESL students
By Hannah Haase on January 6, 2020

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

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Language lab

Language Lab: What it is and how it will improve your students' output
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 support ESL students in the classroom
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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ESL speaking activities
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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