The Beauty of Second Language Learning

During my first year in the teaching profession, I worked abroad at a foreign language institute in South Korea.  This was a great first teaching job in many ways.  The curriculum was rote, and was taught to the teachers within a two week orientation program.  Since the classes taught were strictly conversation, no writing or … Continue reading The Beauty of Second Language Learning

Twitter–improve students’ writing skills?!

Before you go laughing at the idea that social media can improve students’ writing abilities, hear me out.  As mentioned before, small bite sized learning can be valuable--teaching students vocabulary or sharing pithy quotes with them can get them talking.  Twitter can also be used when it comes to… Daily word games - Students provide … Continue reading Twitter–improve students’ writing skills?!