Tahlia Sumertha

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To improve quality in education, reconsider true definition of 'good teacher'

In recent years, there has been substantial progress in access to schooling in many countries across the world. Particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, …

This helpful tool makes Netflix an easy way to learn a new language

Netflix can be a great tool for learning a new language, as can watching foreign movies and TV shows in general. Comparing the subtitles and the …

7 Ways Learning a Foreign Language can Improve Your Life

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

The Multisensory Approach: The Best Way to Teach Languages

You smell a flower or hear a song, and all the memories come flooding back.<p>You remember everything as if it happened just yesterday.<p>Do you want your …

4 Activities with Pair and Group Work to Increase Student Talking Time in the Language Classroom

<b>Thirty students. One teacher. Sixty minutes.</b><p>Yikes. It’s a daunting task, but don’t be intimated. Instead use those numbers to your advantage!<p>Whether …

Teaching

Languages: centuries of colonialism have made us lazy

With the EU referendum only a month away, Europe is the hottest topic for debate in media and social circles.<p>Don’t worry though, I am not about to start pontificating and debating the whys and wherefores of being in or out. Instead, I’m going to focus on one key issue that has been lost in the …

Is "Word of the day" a Strategy For Learning Languages?

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Career Benefits Of Learning A Foreign Language

We stay in a fast-paced, hyper-connected world, and things are not going to change anytime soon. So, you need to be different or have some special …

Bilingual People Are Like Brain 'Bodybuilders'

People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have …

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

I have many “Best” lists related to using online games with English Language Learners, and you can find them all at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists …

VR 'memory palaces' could help you master a new language

Want to learn another language but struggle with textbooks and apps? Virtual reality could help.<p>Elaborate memory palaces created in virtual worlds …

12 Tools and Apps for Learning with QR Codes

QR codes (Quick Response bar codes) can be used to engage learners and enhance their English language skills. You need a scanner on a mobile device …

The Magic of "Untranslatable" Words

<i>Frisson</i>. What a strange word. It evokes that peculiar intermingling of excitement and fear that can attend momentous events. The spark of electricity …

Language

How Knowing More Than One Language Makes You Much More Empathetic

❝<b>If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.</b>❞<br>‒Nelson …