In my previous post, I looked at one way to plan an entire lesson around a video by using a before/while/after-you-watch structure. It’s a reliable structure which allows a teacher to plan a series of exercises with almost any type of video. However, one of the most common problems I
Our next Learning Moments featured photo was submitted by Krystyna Jakubowicz from Poland and features her son. Read on to find out what makes this photo a learning moment! Photo submitted by Krystyna Jakubowicz from Konin, Poland. School/Institution: UNILINGUA What makes this photo a learning moment? Tell us how you might
This next Learning Moment is sure to make you hungry. This photo, submitted by Alma Lorena De Armas, from Guatemala, shows a woman making tortillas by hand for breakfast in Tecpán, Guatemala. Read on to find out how you could use this photo in your classroom. Submitted by Alma Lorena
“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere,” wrote the journalist Mary Schmich. It allows us to explore the world and make exciting discoveries. But for many language learners, reading in English is a challenging and often frustrating experience. So, how can we inspire our student readers and guide them to
Who doesn’t love an animal selfie? Check out this week’s highlighted Learning Moment, submitted by Margarita Kosior from Greece featuring two of her furry friends, Cookie and Mocha! This photo was submitted by Margarita Kosior from Thermi, Greece. What makes this photo a learning moment? Tell us how you might
In the spirit of bringing together educators around the world, we invited teachers of English to take part in a photo showcase called Learning Moments, by sharing photos of their everyday life. We then asked National Geographic Contributing Photographer, Rubén Salgado, to select a few Learning Moments to highlight from the showcase.
In a new series of posts on the subject of using video with language learners, I plan to look at a range of issues relating to this area of English language teaching such as the criteria for selecting video, how different genre of video lend themselves to different task types
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