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As infants, our language journey begins with our first language (L1), which we absorb effortlessly from an early age. It […]
Leveraging data to create effective language training products is a vital component of a healthy language training business. Navigating the […]
Introduction In the world of corporate language training, self-learning platforms have become increasingly popular due to their scalability. These platforms […]
In order to answer this question, it is helpful to look at what editing normally involves. The editing process involves […]
Instructional Scaffolding and the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) are two interconnected concepts which play a vital role in language […]
As an English TEFL teacher or materials writer, exploring new methodologies is crucial. One approach that has gained significant attention […]
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the different types of cognitive load. Cognitive load is the metaphorical weight […]
Each human mind has a vast potential for learning and comprehension. Bad teachers sometimes inhibit this process. I mean those […]
What does English for Specific Purposes (ESP) actually mean? ESP is a tailor-made approach to Business English learning content that […]
I. Introduction In today’s global economy, good communications is a key component in the success of any business. Because of […]
The principle of scaffolding was first developed by the psychologist Lev Vygotsky. It builds on the idea of the Zone […]
Introduction Although Business English is an attractive niche for most teachers, it presents unique challenges. A business English lesson is […]
Introduction: When designing effective instructions for language learning tasks it’s crucial to provide clear rubrics which do not increase the […]
Asking questions is an essential ingredient of language teaching. Questions can be embedded into almost any language learning activity. They […]
In today’s global economy, language skills are more important than ever for businesses to succeed. But with so many different […]
Are you tired of feeling stuck in your language learning journey? The key to making progress is to focus on […]
In today’s fast-changing business landscape, organizations need to prioritize learning and development to keep their staff knowledgeable about industry trends, […]
Gamification is a growing trend in the field of digital language learning, but also plays a very important role in […]
Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Expectations (ROE) are key metrics that businesses use to evaluate the effectiveness of […]
What is the role of the trainer in that process? Jim Scrivener, in his book Learning Teaching, proposes six stages […]
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Instructional scaffolding is a really cool strategy that helps students learn new skills and knowledge. It’s like having training wheels […]
experiential learning
Experiential learning is a teaching approach that involves learning through direct experience, often in a hands-on and immersive way. This […]
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These six role-plays have have been designed for the B2 level and practice HR functions. They are intended to be […]
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The conventional approach to assessment in language training often relies on summative assessment tests that evaluate language proficiency based on […]