Digital language learning workshop, 03/2016, Czech

České Budějovice, Czech Republic

How to Get Students to Speak: More Videos

Oxford University Press is sharing some great videos from its own “Teach 21st century skills with confidence” project. All videos describe the key elements of the skill being learned: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication. What matters to us, is that these videos are not just theoretical, but also practical. Language teachers can learn some concrete tips and strategies to enhance the […]

How to get started using tablets in the language classroom

Oxford University Press is sharing, on its YouTube channel, an interesting podcast called  “Question for Q authors” on a regular basis. It always has a video (max two minutes), in which OUP authors are sharing their experiences. The podcast with Joe McVeigh’s response to “How can I get my students to use smart devices in the classroom?”   inspired […]

[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 […]

Five Communicative Language Teaching Methods

University of Aplied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Centre for Languages and International Relations (CLIR), published a great video that clearly presents these five methods:

Punctuation online game

When students are equipped by digital devices in a language classroom (thinking about laptops, computers or tablets or even interactive whiteboard), there are plenty of resources on the internet waiting to help us increase our teaching impact. I’d like to share with you one targeting the punctuation in English sentences for young learners. Why punctuation? […]

Songs in Language Classrooms

Have you ever thought about the question: “why songs in foreigner language are useful in language classroom?”. Did you use then just to bring a little fun to lesson or just have a bit of relaxing time during hard teacher’s work? Or maybe you think about the topic deeply or maybe you are in this for […]