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Hablas Español? (Second languages)

When I was young boy, my parents enrolled me at Spanish school.  I attended 3 times a week for 2 hours a day, and was taught Spanish Language and Spanish Geography. 275 more words


Twitter for language teachers

If you are not familiar with Twitter, or you have been holding off on joining, you may be forgiven for thinking that it is merely a place for certain politicians to spew their vile, or for rich celebrities with names beginning with K to show off their every move. 861 more words

Language Teacher Support

A mid-week language-learning rant: the B level plateau and the lie of "upper intermediate"

I’ve been doing some freelance writing lately and that took me into one of my favourite/least favourite corners of the internet: how to learn languages. 929 more words


Tips on how to use it, so you don't lose it

I’ve been a learner of several second languages over the years, and I think I can speak from experience that the term ‘use it or lose it!’ rings true.  868 more words

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Do you think I sound funny?

I’m a second language user of English. My first language is Korean. We do learn English in Middle and high schools in Korea, but I had never had the motivation to learn English. 380 more words

Life As A Foreigner

And Then There Was Fonseca.

Ever since I began learning Spanish I have continually been encouraged to listen to music as a learning tool. Honestly, it never helped very much. Sure, I learned a few new words but mainly I just listened to the rhythm. 595 more words


Building a support network

After spending five years researching language teachers’ social capital, and ten years supporting language teachers through various online and face-to-face projects, perhaps the time has come to write a post about support, after all that’s what this blog is all about. 1,234 more words

Language Teacher Support