Students walking together and chatting

Walk and Talk – An activity to lower communication apprehension

Language learning anxiety For many of my learners, language learning anxiety in the classroom is a big issue. More specifically, many of my students suffer with communication apprehension. This certainly impacts on their behaviour in class. I teach quite a few speaking classes and it can be a real challenge getting the learners to relax […]

Multiple choice examination form with yellow pencil

To Test or not to Test?

by Neil Millington In my younger years as a teacher, I enjoyed the end of the semester for several reasons. First, I studied under the amazing Charles Alderson when doing my MA and I thought it was always a good chance to create a valid and reliable test that would show which of my students […]