Tag: practices

Best Practices for the Virtual Classroom

Online language courses are growing in popularity because they are easy to incorporate into busy schedules, and this is especially true of business English programs. So, if you’re a business trainer, it’s likely that at least part of your working week is already dedicated to leading lessons over video call (with platforms such as Skype or Google Hangouts). This...

A Pedagogy of Translanguaging

Laura Hamman, Emeline Beck, and Aubrey Donaldson have developed a framework for designing and integrating more flexible language pedagogies into the bilingual classroom   One day at recess, a distraught five-year-old approached me and proclaimed angrily, “Fulanito me tagó.” Confused, I attempted to understand her meaning: “¿Te tocó?” (“He touched you?”) She shook her head. “¿Te atacó?” (“He attacked you?”). No...
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