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 […]