The 10 Commandments of Motivating Language Learners

This week we are going to take a look at a very interesting paper written by Zoltán Dörnyei and Kata Csizér. It’s called “Ten Commandments for motivating Language Learners” and while we will be focusing on the contents published on page 215, do take a look at the abstract: The question…

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New ES Textbook Features And How To Use Them by Mikayla Govern

by Mikayla GovernBio: Mikayla Govern is from Midwest America. She completed her bachelor's degree in International Studies and has been working in the international sector ever since. She worked at one of the largest banking corporations in the world before finding her passion for teaching. Now, she works in the Saitama and Tokyo area…

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Communicative Language Teaching by Lina Gordyshevskaya

by Lina GordyshevskayaBio: Lina Gordyshevskaya graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2015 earning an MA with honors in Scandinavian Studies. She obtained a TEFL certificate in 2015 and a CELTA in 2016. Throughout her career, she has taught YL (young learners), teenagers, and adults of various levels in different contexts. Currently,…

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ICT and the Cutting Edge in Japanese Public School English

by Jessie James LuckyThis is the third part of a three part series.Be sure to check out part one - What is Kenshu? Teacher Training in Japan and part two - Kenshu for Me: My First Few Years in JapanBio: Jessie is an ALT from Portland, Oregon, USA. He got a certificate in TESL from…

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Kenshu for Me: My First Few Years in Japan by Jessie James Lucky

by Jessie James LuckyThis is the second part of a three part series.Be sure to check out part one: What is Kenshu? Teacher Training in Japan Bio: Jessie is an ALT from Portland, Oregon, USA. He got a certificate in TESL from Portland State University and worked as an adult educator as well…

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