Today I thought I would write about something that often comes up when people talk about learning a language and that is that it is okay to make mistakes and experience setbacks. This is something I started to think about recently when tackling a brief at work. I am a researcher and have been carrying… Continue reading It’s not perfect – but that’s okay!
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a common feature in U.K classrooms where a topic or a theme is used as the basis for a range (or sometimes all) subject areas. The premise is that if you can hook learners with an engaging topic which can excite them, then you can use this to teach some… Continue reading Project Based Language Learning
I’ve heard mixed opinions on the usefulness of flashcards to learn vocabulary. Some people swear by them and some people think they are a pointless rote learning exercise that doesn’t teach you how to use and manipulate vocabulary. This got me thinking about context and holistic learning. Obviously, the aim of flashcards is to help… Continue reading Contextualising your Learning with Holistic Experiences
Goal Setting is something I started to write about on my Instagram earlier this week. I started learning Norwegian with the incredibly vague goal of “I want to be able to speak Norwegian”. But what does that really mean? We’ve all seen the SMART targets model where a goal should always be Specific, Measurable, Attainable,… Continue reading Goal Setting