All posts by Daniela Montagner

28

Jul'21

Questions for training feedback after language courses

Students’ feedback matter. As a language teacher, you know this is important. If you are an independent language teacher, this …

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21

Jul'21

Where and Whom teaching language through drama

Teaching languages has changed since the pandemic started. On the one hand, students travel abroad way less than they used …

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14

Jul'21

Top 3 activities for speaking skills in the classroom

The 3 activities for speaking skills in the classroom I picked for you in this article aim at sorting out …

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07

Jul'21

Speaking games: do’s and don’ts in language teaching

Speaking games can be too challenging (even scary) for some students. Many students find it far more reassuring to hide …

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30

Jun'21

What is language acquisition and how can you take your students there?

Language acquisition is a process where people naturally absorb new language input and they develop the ability to use those …

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23

Jun'21

Strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour in the classroom

All language teachers have found themselves dealing with challenging behaviour by their students. It’s one of those situations where no …

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16

Jun'21

How to craft a corporate language training offer that stands out

Teaching languages in companies to employees (aka corporate language training) is a totally different beast to teaching in schools. When …

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09

Jun'21

Top student engagement strategies for language teachers

Engagement begins well before the lesson starts. Good language teachers actually plan and put into action student engagement strategies when …

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19

May'21

How to choose the best language learning games for your students

Language learning games can help your students to improve their skills as long as you know how to choose those …

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12

May'21

Who’s hiding? How to ensure students are engaged

So many language teachers wonder how to ensure students are engaged and learn in the language classroom. Nevertheless, not all …

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05

May'21

What is sustainable learning in language acquisition?

What is sustainable learning and how does it apply to modern languages teaching? Sustainable learning is a recent concept and …

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28

Apr'21

Drama in the classroom activities for language teachers

What drama in the classroom activities should you propose if you are trying to embody drama in your language classes? …

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21

Apr'21

How to accommodate different learning styles in the classroom

What if knowing about how to accommodate different learning styles in the classroom involved an assessment on yourself as a …

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14

Apr'21

How to teach speaking skills in the language classroom

No matter how many speaking activities you propose in the language classroom, if you aren’t clear on how to get …

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07

Apr'21

The language acquisition process put into a lesson plan

The confusion about how the language acquisition process works leads language teachers to making mistakes in their classes. How does …

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31

Mar'21

How to keep students engaged in the classroom

How to keep students engaged in the classroom is probably one of the biggest teachers’ queries, especially for language teachers …

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24

Mar'21

What are the best second language acquisition strategies?

There are two, fundamental second language acquisition strategies, better known as approaches: the deductive approach and the inductive approach. Only …

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17

Mar'21

Activities to engage students in the language classroom

What are the best activities to engage students in the language classroom? In this mini-series you learnt there’s a wide …

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03

Mar'21

Motivation in language learning: framework and strategies

For us, language teachers, motivation is king. It’s a slippery slope, too, though, unless you know a method for addressing …

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24

Feb'21

Dyslexia in the foreign language classroom

Multiskilled classrooms are a day-to-day reality the majority of language teachers deal with. Unless you are qualified for teaching dyslexic …

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