Classroom tips for language teachers

1. Use “bonded classrooms” to help your students

In a bonded classroom, students learn a new language by practising with a native speaker. The teacher will often pair up students who speak different languages so that they can help each other learn. Students in this type of program work together to make activities, create art projects or play games.

Read the article: Bonded classrooms and how they help students learn languages

2. Start your classes with an icebreaker

An icebreaker is a short, fun activity that is meant to help people get to know each other. It can help with things like awkward silence, being tired or bored, and so on. Icebreakers can sometimes involve physical activity, like moving around the room or changing seats. But you don’t need to do any physical activity if the goal is simply to get to know each other better.

Read the article: The Best Icebreakers In and Outside of the Classroom

3. Always set homework for your language students

Homework can be a dreaded thing for school children. It can also be confusing for language teachers. They might debate about what type of homework to give and if they should even give homework at all. Some people think that we should move away from the idea of homework altogether. As we know, it is important for students to practice a language.

Read the article: The Role of Homework in Language Lessons