The Critical Period Hypothesis

The Critical Period Hypothesis was first proposed by Montreal neurologist Wilder Penfield and co-author Lamar Roberts in their 1959 book ... Read moreThe Critical Period […]

Language Acquisition: The Monitor Hypothesis

The Monitor Hypothesis is one  of five hypotheses developed by the linguist Stephen Krashen. The Acquisition-Learning hypothesis The Monitor Hypothesis The Natural ... Read moreLanguage Acquisition: The […]

Full Guide to the Silent Period

Cuisenaire Rods to Teach English

Language Transfer: Positive or Negative?

Pissing Flower Beds

Seated at the child sized lunch table, our international contingent of teachers sat comparing child rearing experiences. "You know how it is. Pissing flower beds […]

31 Hours in Morocco

Situated along the Atlantic Coast, Cité Portugaise longed, and might I say, begged for a family of six to stroll the ancient Portuguese fort in […]

Foggy Impressions of Chile

He who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not find grace … Continue reading "Foggy Impressions […]

3 Affective Variables in Second Language Acquisition

Affective factors definitely play a role in second language acquisition, research has confirmed that a variety of affective variables relate to success in second language acquisition. […]

Using Online Resources to Engage Students in the Learning Process - AASSA Educators' Conference

Using Online Resources to Engage Students in the Learning Process AASSA Educators’ Conference Lima, Perú Thursday, April 14th, 2016 I will present “Using Online Resources […]

Coding’s Not a Foreign Language — But Can It Help in Learning One?

Seems state legislators continue to send up bills trying to equate competing a computer coding course with having taken a foreign language.  And educators and organizations continue to step forward to challenge the perceived equivalency. According […]

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