How to develop writing skills?

Depending on where you teach on the globe you will soon discover that writing can be too much emphasized or on the contrary that it can be left behind because the teacher and learners don’t see it as something as important as speaking skills. Actually a good balance...

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How to enhance listening skills?

Teaching listening skills often presents challenges. This receptive skills is however vital to ensure communication and by following some principles you will make it easier for your students. Developing listening skills means developing the capacity to use known...

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How to enhance skills for reading

Planning reading tasks is crucial to ensure its success and avoid blank faces. Pre-teaching the vocabulary that our students will come across is necessary apart if your objective is to have them to elicit this vocabulary. There are many ways to pre-teach vocabulary. I...

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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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