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Is it useful for our students to learn about language learning? In this week’s blog post, Chiara Bruzzano discusses what it means to teach students how languages are learned, gives ideas for how this can be done in practice and lists the eight reasons why students may benefit from this.
Have you noticed that people are becoming more anxious around you? Are you getting the same sense from your learners? How can you help them? This blogpost discusses how student anxiety seems to getting more common and how your learners might feel, whilst giving tips about what can be done to reduce such anxiety.
Imagine introducing a language point in class, or getting learners to read a dialogue in pairs or even a part of a lesson where you are working on word stress with your class… these are all familiar scenarios that can happen face to face or live online. And, in each one, you and/or learners are, in a sense, performers, using storytelling, role-play and voice exercises, with the classroom acting as your rehearsal space.