Not another list of words to learn!

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There is little doubt that for most students one of the most off-putting things about language learning is the sheer number of words you have to memorise. For most of us this requires considerable effort. Simply coming across a new word isn’t enough. You have to repeat it, test yourself on it, maybe even write […]

What is it about songs?

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Few will question the value that songs can bring to language teaching, yet it’s intriguing to consider why they are so effective. To have an entire class singing a set text in unison can by no means be described as communicative. So why – beyond the fact that most students enjoy music – does it […]