Here’s a question for you. How often do you use the listening scripts in the back of the book for follow-up work or additional activities? Be honest! Now, I’m going to guess most of you are thinking ‘not often’, and you wouldn’t be alone. From my experience of doing countless
Tag: Motivating Learners
Students love music, and they love doing songs in class. It’s small wonder then that coursebooks are incorporating songs or offering songs on supplementary photocopiable material. However, these are rarely the songs that students want to listen to. Students are far more motivated when the songs they do in class
Interview: Tom Fast’s Guiding Principles for Teaching English
Listen to Tom Fast explain in more detail his guiding principles for teaching English and the three things he’s learned as a teacher! Have you read Tom’s article?
Three Things I’ve Learned about Teaching English
In 2014, I started writing a textbook with National Geographic Learning that was part of a series for teens. For six months, before any writing took place, our team of authors and editors conducted lengthy discussions on the content and methodologies that would go into the books. This gave me
Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Young Learner Classroom with Photography
When I was 11 years old, my father gave me my first camera and took me to a friend’s backyard garden to photograph birds. Sitting in a small shelter with my eye pressed against the camera’s viewfinder, I watched as bright red cardinals and brilliantly colored blue jays landed on
Why We Use Photography
At National Geographic Learning, we believe in the power of curiosity to fuel the desire to learn, which is why we use incredible photography and video to inspire that curiosity in the English language learning classroom. Learning to speak English as a foreign language has become an essential part of
Introducing National Geographic Learning: In Focus!
We’re very excited to introduce National Geographic Learning’s new blog for teachers and learners of English, In Focus. Here at In Focus, we’ll explore ideas and topics that relate to our core values of English language teaching: developing global citizens, preparing students to be 21st century learners, motivating learners through engaging