A Blog for Language Teachers

This blog is intended for teachers of foreign languages and language school managers. We provide observations and insights into practical issues in language teaching and approaches that work with language students. We advocate a critical and communicative approach to ELT and blended language learning.

Lesson & Activity Management, Planning & Access

We also try to point out advantages to using technology in teaching and LAMPA (Lesson & Activity Management, Planning & Access) in particular. The LAMPA system allows language teachers, schools and students to make use of time-saving tools for lesson planning, vocabulary tracking, course tracking, scheduling and reporting lessons. It is also an activity resource and sharing tool for language teachers.


Thoughtful Responses to Language Learners’ Questions

Knowing the Answer is not the same as Knowing the Response Voltaire advised us to “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers” […]

Questioning: Communicative English Language Teaching with Adults

The Demands of Communicative Teaching Teaching can be exhausting work. It may not be so physically demanding, but it certainly can be mentally challenging. Whereas most […]

Lessons Learned: My Biggest Mistake as a Foreign Language Teacher

We All Make Mistakes “Live and learn”, “nobody’s perfect”, “we all make mistakes” – while these are well-known English axioms, there is an Estonian proverb that […]

Lesson Threads: The Craft of Planning a Language Lesson

Teaching as a “Science” As a younger teacher I used to think of the classroom as a laboratory – a place where I could test activities […]