Lessons Learned: My Biggest Mistake as a Foreign Language Teacher

“Live and learn”, “nobody’s perfect”, “we all make mistakes” – while these are well-known English axioms, there is an Estonian proverb that says, “The mistakes of […]

Lesson Threads: The Craft of Planning a Language Lesson

Teaching as a “Science” As a younger teacher I used to think of the classroom as a laboratory – a place where I could test activities […]

Raising the Bar in Language Teaching

How do learners evaluate language courses? The best language course in which the learner has ever participated has set the bar. From a teacher’s or language […]

Getting Personal with EFL Learners

When sharing personal information with learners, how much is too much? Is it unprofessional? Is anyone interested? How can it be used to help facilitate learning? […]