“I was amazed…”

Photo by Mert Guller But will your students be? Teachers go to demos, and teachers loooooove to learn new languages. That’s why we’re language teachers. We get excited by the grammar patterns, the new sounds, even (let’s face it!) the geekery —...

Don’t break the spell!

Keep the magic alive in your classroom! (Photo by Aron Visuals) The question was asked on social media recently: When y’all do special person interviews do you let the special person answer in L1? And like most things in life, the answer is “that...

The problem of the +1

Together forever…another happy match from a +1 that wasn’t left lonely!Photo by Jeremy Wong Weddings No, not for the wedding…or to fool the Chinese parents over Spring Festival…that’s been solved with all the useful rent-a-date...

R U a gud langwije teecher?

Correct orthography and usage are of the utmost importance to a highly qualified and effective teacher of world languages. How many errors can you spot? It’s amazing how many words we can just look at once and KNOW right off are misspelled…or, in my case,...