Developing learner agency is not a controversial idea. However, because there are many possible definitions of and approaches to learner agency, understanding exactly how to do that may not be obvious. This blog post will offer a simple but effective framework for promoting learner agency in the language teaching classroom.
In his final post of the Learning Moments blog series, National Geographic Contributing Photographer, Rubén Salgado shares some of his tips for capturing an engaging moment. Once you’ve read the post, be sure to share some of your photos with us by participating in the Learning Moments Showcase. We’ve gone over
Looking for some Learning Moments inspiration? Check out this post by National Geographic Contributing Photographer, Rubén Salgado. Once you’ve read the post, be sure to share some of your photos with us by participating in the Learning Moments Showcase. Composition is the first thing I think about when I look through
When I started teaching English in the 1980s, the “culture” in ELT tended to focus on the cultures of two specific countries: The USA and the UK. In London, you had red double-decker buses and in New York, you had the subway. British people ate fish and chips, Americans preferred
Looking for some Learning Moments inspiration? In this post by National Geographic Contributing Photographer, Rubén Salgado, he sheds some light on one of the keys to taking a great photo. Once you’ve read the post, be sure to share some of your photos with us by participating in the Learning
This October, we invite teachers of English to join us in a special photography showcase, called Learning Moments! Here’s how you can take part: Grab your camera and take photos of everyday life around you! We are looking for photos that fall within these categories: Food Landscapes Family and Friends
As a classroom debate topic or an essay subject, climate change sometimes seems a bit overdone. In fact, is it even a debate anymore? Practically everyone now agrees that global warming is happening and humans are contributing to it. So, we tend to avoid talking about it – either from
This week on In Focus, hear from Caroline McKinnon, an ESL teacher based in New York, who is using Learn English with TED Talks with her students. Caroline shares her experience with using the supplemental resource, including her top three tips. Caroline has traveled the world teaching and teacher training.
How do you become a better teacher? Being a better teacher has as much to do with learning new ideas as it does with being aware of what is working well in your classroom, and things that you need to improve on. In other words, teachers need to be aware
Why do we have goals? As teachers, we are encouraged to have goals for our lessons. Some teachers even write the goals on the board at the beginning of a lesson, so students can see them. For other teachers, their goals (also sometimes called aims) are written at the top