To those who attended the 2017 workshop entitles Using and Adapting Authentic Materials to Help Motivate Student 「学習意欲を高めるオーセンティック教材の活用法」, the main site page for this workshop is located […]

Create Your Free Online Classroom with Wikispaces.com

This course focuses on areas where teachers, like YOU, can maximize the learning process through creating pages, making your students participate in projects in which peer editing takes place. […]

The Future of Foreign Language Education in a Global World: Exploring Motivation and Autonomy

Part 1: The Future of English Motivation in a Global World The International Symposium held at the University of Toyama on February 19th 2017 was […]

International Symposium on Language, Autonomy and Motivation in Toyama

The Future of Foreign Language Education in a Global World: Exploring Motivation and Autonomy Dr Ema Ushioda will be in Toyama, Japan in February giving […]

How People Learn a Second Language

(Excerpted from my dissertation.) Learning a second language is an arduous task.  Most scholars would agree that it requires a lot of practice (Krashen, 1982; […]

Highlighting success criteria to young learners

This post explains simple coding you could use to help learners notice key features of a model text. I know this type of stuff is […]

Integrating Technology

My name is Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) and I’m an education technology & leadership consultant, a personal business coach, and an English language teacher trainer. I […]

The smart way to use Smartphones in the language classroom

Originally Published as The smart way to use Smartphones in the language classroom. Modern English teacher, 25(3), 2016.   Smartphones and mobile communication technology are […]

Classroom games – Dobble!

Dobble is a great card game for quick thinking and bit of new vocabulary. I trialled it during a ‘fun and games’ social club last […]

Recent whiteboard work

I mentioned a few whiteboard tips this time last year. I should probably follow my own advice, because my recent whiteboard work has been a […]

Noticing contractions

Contractions often come up as a pronunciation point in our Elementary level lessons. My students don’t have much trouble with ‘I am’ becoming ‘I’m’, but […]

Planning tasks for young learners

To an experienced YL teacher this post is just stating the obvious. To me it’s not, because I’m new to teaching primary aged learners. I’ve […]

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