English Teaching professional blog from Chiara Bruzzano
Why we should explore and evaluate teachers’ beliefs
Redefining our goals: the (non) importance of passing for a native speaker
The bright side of moving assessment online
Are you also in the process of planning your assessment in an online form for this year? In this blog post, Chiara Bruzzano looks at some of the difficulties experienced by language teachers with this transition and discusses four exciting innovations in online assessment: gamified tests, e-portfolios, negotiated criteria and online self-assessment.
Understanding the reasons behind our successes and failures: insights from Attribution Theory
What can a dance fitness class teach us about ELT?
Pre-listening: is it worth it?
Is technology helping? The benefits of technology in task-based language teaching
Teaching in difficult times: what to do when reality bursts through the door
Silver linings: the role of language teaching during lockdown
Online teaching has suddenly become the standard for many teachers around the world, and with it, feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. In this post, Chiara Bruzzano tells the story of how, in the midst of feeling inadequate, she understood that her knowledge and skills as a language teacher actually put her in the ideal position to help others (and herself)… much more than she realised.
To caption or not to caption? Using videos with subtitles for language learning