I think it very instructive (and fun) to test students' knowledge of language in a broad sense. I mean, can they understand which language is being spoken when they hear one? Do they recognize accents and where they originate from?
I have created two games which do this sort of thing.
Simply listen and then decide which language is being spoken. All…Continue
After writing about some strange stories I'd come across over the years regarding language learning, I remembered a few more .....
So in the interest of a comprehensive list, here are these additional stories - Strange but supposedly…Continue
Over the years, I've kept my eyes and ears open for great "thought experiments" for language. Real examples and events that are so extreme, they really force you to think differently about ones preconceived notions about language learning (and by default teaching it).
Here are the top…Continue
** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.
I spent part of the day with my Second language…Continue
I just had to post this - apologizes in advance.
Was surfing the net and revisited Pearson's "Community". A later comer to the social networking business, Pearson busted their way in and offered a lot "free". So far so good. But then, they got to their real end game which is now this - for access to their resources. (see a prior post with some other outrageous pricing from…Continue
I've been working hard to help build EnglishCentral into a service full of amazing tools and potential for English language teachers. Using my own years in education and technology to good ends.
Wed. Jan. 16th at 8pm EST…Continue
Students individually or in teams guess 1. Who / What / Where and also name the person / place / thing.
Give points for each correct if playing…Continue
My blog is my Ph.D.. It really is and it allows me to explore, think, research, investigate, ponder, decry everything concerning my profession and education in general. Over the years I have typed and tallied thousands of comprehensive posts.
2012 has come and gone, lots of blog posts have come…Continue
We have an extremely active and educated/diverse community discussing ELT related issues on LinkedIn. Here is a round up of the latest and past popular discussions. Come join in on the talkand share your expertise. …Continue
It is now almost 2 years since I published my textbook - Teach | Learn. I'm really proud of the thousands of teachers who've used it in whole or in part. It really more than anything is great to have something out there that represents the sum of my…Continue
50 Professional Development Ideas For The New Year