How to teach reading skills?

There is no way we can teach a language without teaching reading skills. Reading is a very important skill and we need to prepare our students for this. Finding relevant texts adapted to our students, ensuring comprehension and evaluating this skill can be extremely...

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Tips and examples in the MFL classroom

In language teaching there are plenty of ways to vary the types of assessment we give students depending on the skills we want to assess. Listening skills They can be assessed in different ways. You may decide to use songs with a matching-up or filling-gap activity...

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How to implement effective assessment?

Providing effective assessment is a tricky topic but let’s see how I could give you some key principles about it. Learning better First of all the main aim of assessment should be to help our students to learn better. Even if it a system of ranking and accreditation,...

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What is grammar, an explanation

Whether deductive or inductive, grammar is a wide topic that we as teachers are concerned with for pedagogical purposes. The main question we should ask ourselves is how to teach grammar so that our students can learn, improve their language skills and use the...

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What is grammar? An introduction

There is no teaching without grammar. Grammar is key to the teaching-learning process in languages. We all know that but it doesn´t make it easier.First of all many stereotypes have been linked to grammar. How many students complain about the intricacies of grammar...

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