The Dora Explorer Effect

Getting students to engage and participate in class has been one of the most common teachers’ struggles throughout the history of teaching languages. Being a language teacher, we know that learning happens in communication and for communication. Hence, speaking and active…

Storytelling with wordless picturebooks

My journey with wordless picturebooks started years ago as I was working with young learners. Having realised my students got highly engaged during “story time”, I decided to start building my own collection so as to offer them a good variety of reading experiences.

We need to talk about learning strategies

Since the pandemic started, it is safe to say that students have been forced to become more independent overall. Learning from home is often synonymous with spending less time with the teacher, doing more assignments autonomously and finding some answers by ourselves through…
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Vai ter game hoje, teacher?

Talvez não haja dúvida de que os games ocupam um lugar de muita importância (além de muito tempo dedicado a eles) na vida de grande parte dos estudantes que frequentam as salas de aulas, de qualquer tipo que sejam elas, arrisco dizer. Também sabemos que muito tempo e…

Our Thoughts Have No Official Language

“I have to stop thinking in my native language”. This is one of the most commonly heard sentences by every language teacher (mainly in Brazil) and also something that needs to be adjusted so that the same language teachers don’t fall into this trap. Thought has no…