I will post a blog once a week and the content usually flows from one blog to another. Blogs will revolve around key issues with language acquisition and teaching English approached from different angles. Watch for upcoming tips and other free resources.
Please answer this million-dollar question: “What is the most important thing all English language learners need to master from the beginning?” and it is not one of the skills mentioned in the last blog! It is something they can never do without while using any of...read more
Did you answer last week’s million-dollar question or are you going to perish in the quicksand of confusion? The answer to last week’s question is ORDER, yes simply order. English has a very strict word order and that is Subject/Verb/Object. It is a SVO language yet...read more
Of course this is not all we have to do!! But, last week we said that the Key Language Skills are: Statements Questions Answers Negatives Imperatives Practicing them is just setting the stage for now, assuming your students are advanced enough to practice them. If...read more
Are you constantly frustrated by the mistakes your students make, repeatedly, even when you have gone over those points regularly? Do you still pull your hair out when some, or a lot of your students fail a test you were sure they could pass, because you...read more
When I was learning to jump rope, I was given step by step instructions about style and footwork for jumping, but wasn’t told exactly how and when to jump into the swinging rope. Perhaps that is why I always got tangled up in the rope before I could try my footwork!...read more
Can Your Students Speak Upside-down and Backwards, in the Dark? Has a tech expert ever taught you a procedure by whizzing through all the steps as you stand by helplessly and watch? Because he whizzed through the steps, he assumes you got it! In fact, you may have to...read more