Hint: It's not a fad, it's not a method, and it's not going away in the world of language teaching and learning. Every world language teacher uses Comprehensible Input - it just depends on whether they use it intentionally. Comprehensible Input in very simple terms is any type of message … [Read more...] about What is Comprehensible Input?
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Spanish teachers interested in using comprehensible input in my department often ask me for advice on where to start. After telling them to focus on input in class, my response is always "Start a Spanish classroom library." Creating a proficiency reading program in world language can sound … [Read more...] about How I Started A Spanish Classroom Library for Free
The Truth About Teacher Burnout Any teacher who spends more than three days in a classroom can tell you that we have too many demands on our time and energy. Personally, summer break is one of the only things that saves me from third-degree burnout every year. But that doesn't mean that we … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Teacher Burnout
(That Will Save Your End-of-Year-Sanity) At the end of the year in your middle school or high school French class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the vocabulary before your … [Read more...] about Five Fun French Speaking Activities to Review for Finals
At final exam time in Spanish class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the vocabulary before your final speaking assessment, let alone the questions or how to answer them well in … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Speaking Activities to Review for Spanish Final Exams that Will Save Your Sanity