CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) supports the professional development of second language teachers through an annual summer institute program and a wide array of international conferences and regional seminars.
This website is aimed at English language teachers. Unlike other sites, it paints an authentic picture of the profession. It provides a constant source of comfort to teachers in crap jobs throughout the world.
ESLarticle.com is an article database dedicated to teaching articles for the English language teaching community. We provide a free space for schools, teachers and students to post and share their knowledge and expertise in the area of English language.
Whenever I am introduced to someone who then learns that I am an English teacher, the person frequently comments that English was his worst subject when he was in school. If my new acquaintance then learns that I spend most of my time teaching grammar, he usually remarks that he had better watch the way he talks, as if I were a “grammar cop” waiting to issue a summons to illiteracy court at the mention of a split infinitive or the drop of a dangling modifier.
For twenty-five years, a Bulgarian doctor and psychiatrist, Georgi Lozanov, has been studying the link between perception and learning. The result is a new approach to teaching based on new insights into how the human mind really functions. The fruit of Lozanov's findings is a teaching system called Suggestopedia. After twenty years of using this approach and experimenting with its tenets, I am convinced of its effectiveness, and would like to share my enthusiasm.
TPR is based on the premise that the human brain has a biological program for acquiring any natural language on earth - including the sign language of the deaf. The process is visible when we observe how infants internalize their first language.