Reflections from My Students on Story Listening, Whole-Class Novel Reading, and FVR

At one of the two programs where I teach, we just finished a term, and I gave my students a survey to help me know what kind of class activities they liked the most and found the most helpful. I think it’s really important to do these kinds of surveys because it’s a way of…… Continue reading Reflections from My Students on Story Listening, Whole-Class Novel Reading, and FVR

Helping Students Understand Second Language Acquisition

As a teacher, I’m committed to teaching language in the way that I think is the most effective. Based on my teaching experience and the research I’ve read on second language acquisition, I would say that focusing on providing students with comprehensible input is the best way that I can help my students. The problem,…… Continue reading Helping Students Understand Second Language Acquisition

Why Don’t Teachers Encourage Their Students to Read More?

Last week, I wrote about why students don’t read more. Today, I’m writing about why teachers don’t encourage their students to read more. Because, of course, one of the main reasons why language students don’t read more is because of their teachers. Teachers often don’t encourage students to read extensively and/or don’t provide materials to…… Continue reading Why Don’t Teachers Encourage Their Students to Read More?