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These days, teachers know students have all kinds of reasons for studying English! What do you teach when everybody wants something different?
Comprehension Approach – 1980s At some point, language scientists noticed that… “Hey! When people understand
Teachers focused not the feelings of students. Language learning was about building confidence and enjoying the culture.. But what did they actually study??
Around the 1960s and 1970s, people started studying all the rules of grammar, spelling and pronunciation. But how useful is this research for people who want to learn a new language?
In WW2, some soldiers had to learn a foreign language to talk to soldiers from other countries. The Problem: They had 2-3 months to study! Here are the exercises they used to learn fast!
Let’s look at some of the main English study exercises you can do and see what kind of skills they build.
The Reading Approach – 1920s and 1930s In the 1920s and 1930s- American schools started
The Direct Approach – 1900s In the early 1900s, people started traveling all over the
150 years ago, language learners mainly studied books and writings from ancient history. However, schools and tests still use the study techniques they created….
Good content is like treasure.. It’s really hard to find! Also, most content is not
There is no need to master a language you do not use. Learn a few ways to start using English every day by yourself, online and with friends.
Every industry, company, product, and service in the modern age is dependent on transportation. Employees
Take a look around your house. Does the food in your kitchen come from your
A Business Insider article from 2016 said that 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road
3D Ocean Farms The ocean covers 70% of the Earth, but seafood only represents 2%
As of 2020, Tesla is highest valued car company in America, ever. In fact, worldwide,
Overview For the last 10,000 years, farming was a fairly simple process; find good land
What is Thorium? Nuclear energy is usually created with an element called uranium, but it doesn’t
As we start using electric cars and renewable energy, how will we store the electricity?
Solar on Earth The Earth gets more solar energy in one hour than the whole
Global warming and limited amounts of fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) have made many
What is Lab Grown Meat? Cultured meat, synthetic meat, clean meat… They’re all the same
What is Vertical Farming? Vertical farming is farming done indoors, with rows of plants stacked
Talking About Numbers This video below introduces the basics of talking about graphs.
What is Airbnb? If you didn’t know already, Airbnb is an extremely successful app/website that