3 tips for your Valentine’s Day lesson

What do you think about Valentine’s day? Some people say it is just a commercial festival. Well from one point of view, it certainly is a good business for all those florists, restaurants and chocolate producers. On the other hand, I think it is a good opportunity to celebrate the emotion that everybody needs – LOVE. To express LOVE is […]

HOW TO: download/upload exercises for my SmartClass+ language lesson

INTRO  TO THIS ARTICLE: Today I will give you a great reason to update your SmartClass+ language learning platform to the newest version (version 3.12 or higher) SmartClass+ is getting better and better with every new software release. Teachers who are using this platform in language classes can benefit from a powerful new capability: the […]

[VIDEO] How to Get Students to Speak: Dialogues and Emotions

Many text books for language courses include short dialogues that students can act out.  Sometimes students prefer to read the dialogue from the book while acting, but this tends to make the activity less animated and more boring.   While it may be difficult, it is important to encourage students to speak their parts (without reading) while acting out the dialog in […]

[TIP]: Picture exercises with SC+

One strong feature of SmartClass+ is its support for creating different individual exercises from a broad range of media: audio, video, PDF, text, pictures, etc.  When we have a digital language platform and easy to use exercise templates, sometimes the hardest job for teachers is to come up with an idea for the perfect exercise. Today we want to share […]

SC+ song exercises

SmartClass+, a digital language learning platform, offers language teachers several interesting exercise templates. Each exercise includes a media file (audio, video, text, picture), teacher’s instructions and a tool for students to interact with the presented topic. I want to introduce some of the exercise templates that support using songs in the language classroom. In the videos you can […]