For decades people have been using games as a tool to teach new languages, this happens because game sets can be used for different purposes, achieving different levels of knowledge with students. Even though games usually have their focus directed to communication, they can also be used to improve the other English skills: listening, writing, … Continue reading The Use of Games in the Classroom
As teachers, we are continually trying to achieve the best results with our students on the matter of improving their four skills in the second or foreign language. Thus, a right way of doing it is to get closer to your students and understand what their goals are, and why they decided to learn a … Continue reading Teaching in a Multilevel Classroom
It goes without saying that most Brazilian English language learners (BELLs) (and teachers, especially novice ones) have a hard time when they attempt to pronounce the dental fricative sounds /θ/ and /ð/, aka “th sounds.” First, it is hard because these sounds are not part of our Brazilian Portuguese language inventory. Second, students think that … Continue reading Tackling the Pronunciation of Dental Fricative Sounds
We all know that Brazilian students usually hate studying grammar, even in Portuguese. Maybe it is because they find it difficult to understand the real uses of those abstract nomenclatures that are given in their mother language, or just because it is boring for them to analyze structures over and over again. The fact is … Continue reading Making Your Class More Engaging with Kahoot!