Where my dance teachers went wrong and what that taught me about teaching beginners

“And 5… 5, 6, 7, 8!” More than 15 years after I had my first lessons, I decided to take up ballroom dancing again. My Better Half dutifully tagged along, but the difference was he was a true beginner. Three months later, we quit, feeling like complete and utter failures. We still want to learn...Read More

Teacher Talking Time – not so simple!

When we teach language for and through communication, it’s our job to ensure that there is as much student – student interaction as realistically possible. This means that teacher talking time (TTT) should be kept to an absolute minimum, right? Well, right and wrong. There’s more to TTT than meets the eye. Students’ interlanguage will...Read More
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