A Language Learning Framework

As a linguist, language learner, and language teacher I am often asked questions similar to the following: * So how do you actually learn a language? * What can I do to learn a language

How do I teach Listening?

I gave a presentation at the annual I-TESOL conference yesterday. The topic was on how to teach listening. I’ve linked my presentation and handouts below. More to come later . . . How do I

Waterfall Lesson Planning

Waterfall Lesson Planning [Adapted from a post I made on another blog a few years ago.] I often have the opportunity to sit on a panel of experienced teachers [1].  Being on panels

Using Siri in the Classroom

This isn’t really a post about how to use Siri in the classroom. Well, it could be. This semester I have a deaf student in my class. He’s fluent in Russian,

Dana Ferris at BYU

The Linguistics and English Language Department at BYU is sponsoring a lecture series on second language literacy. Today, Dana Ferris was the speaker. It was great to here her speak. She is a