Teaching with Authentic Texts in the Language Classroom

As language teachers one of our goals is to use the target language as much as possible, ideally in the most authentic way possible. When working with beginning language learners it can often be hard to find engaging stories that offer comprehensible input as well as a cognitive challenge--the two essential components to language acquisition …

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3 Ways to Motivate Students to Speak the Target Language

One of the first steps to language acquisition is allowing students the ability to practice what they know. While this seems easy in theory more often than not, our opportunities for students to speak in the target language amount to a select few participating while the rest of the class is idly sitting by. Speaking a …

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