Category Archives: Professional Development

What You Should Know About Translanguaging: Part 1

Translanguaging, first and foremost, is a theoretical lens through which language and the learner are viewed; it is an alternative way of considering bilingualism and multilingualism and is underpinned by a commitment to equity and diversity.

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Teaching Japanese learners

“Do not try to light the fire when drinking rum” Japanese learners. This blog post looks at difficulties Japanese learners tend to have — and are perceived to have — when learning English, what this difficulty might be a result … Continue reading

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Using authentic written texts quickly and easily (And how to adapt them with B.A.T.S.)

In planning their lessons, most teachers will find themselves wanting to utilise authentic texts in class at some inevitable point – whether it be for the sake of language, or a wish to branch out from the usual, textbook-prescribed set … Continue reading

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