Multi-linguals might also be better decision-makers. According to a new study, they are more resistant to conditioning and framing techniques, making them less likely to be swayed by such language in advertisements or political campaign speeches.
This looks like a fantastic resource for non-coursebook based courses - a database of quizzes, online practice activities, visuals, video, downloadable worksheets and links to ELT course book material organised around specific language points!
Using grammar correctly could be challenging may be not for those who are English native speaker, but surely for those who learn English from scratch. English language and its difficulties can be very much puzzling. Although, a dictionary or software can assist learners but it cannot give accurate answer. In fact, word processing programs are not very much effective in correcting grammar errors completely.
There’s a perennial debate in the ELT profession about the value – or lack thereof – of coursebooks in the classroom. The great Scott Thornbury and many other high-profile thinkers in our field often question loudly the value of coursebooks and argue that classrooms would generally be better off without them. So when I asked …
I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.