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There are many emotions you may feel during the long process of learning a language: glee for successfully remembering new words, frustration at not comprehending one or other grammatical structure, or accomplishment for when you are finally able to converse in the language of your choosing, to name but a few. As highly emotional creatures, […]

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It’s time to restructure your thinking and help you realize how important bilingualism is. English is indeed beautiful but learning a second language can do no harm; in fact, it will help you more than you think, believe me or not. So, here are 13 myths about foreign language that you should forget. 1. Learning […]

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When we see our children or our students heading in the wrong direction, our first instinct is to stop and correct them. It’s natural. We want to protect them from pain, disappointment, and frustration. However, by letting children experience natural consequences of their choices (especially the upsetting consequences), we help them to become more competent, […]

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When learning a new language, we first listen, then speak, then read, and finally write. These four skills are vital when it comes to mastering a language. While some individuals prefer listening to audio tapes to grip a specific language, others opt to read consistently and skip listening or speaking. Everyone has a different technique […]

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Cover image: The only three class attendants in Dingxi. Source: South China Morning Post The Gansu province in China is a thriving region. Home to the striking Great Wall and other super popular tourism sights, it hosts millions of visitors in addition to an impressive economy. Gabsu has some of the world’s most beautiful Qilian […]

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While the concept of “a word” is surprisingly difficult to define with any accuracy, it still makes sense to divide that nebulous idea into more concrete and manageable categories. One way of doing that is to split words into content and function words. The category names themselves already provide a bit of insight into what […]

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In the introductory article to this series, we covered the state our current education systems are in. From failing to provide literacy skills to match the society’s needs to a rampant lack of trained teachers, the traditional way of providing schooling seems to be going through a rough patch. Facing a growing population and a […]

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You must have heard that one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to learn a foreign language is by watching movies. Is this a real lucky ticket to fluency without effort? Or is this a waste of time? In fact, this sounds pretty appealing: just imagine yourself sitting in front of the screen for […]

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Much has been talked about the impending technological revolution for the education sector. Some even say teaching is the next profession where robots replace humans. Depending on which side of the debate you’re standing, technology is either seen as a magic bullet that will provide every student with a personalised curriculum or as the dystopian […]

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