Archive

This is the Archive. All the FreeTalk articles, videos, and podcast content can be found here. If you want to go back to an article from a certain point in time (maybe a news article from last week), this page is the best place to look.

What is the Communicative Approach?

These days, teachers know students have all kinds of reasons for studying English! What do you teach when everybody wants something different?

What is the Affective Humanistic Approach?

Teachers focused not the feelings of students. Language learning was about building confidence and enjoying the culture.. But what did they actually study??

What is the Cognitive Approach?

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?

What is the Audio-Lingual Approach?

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!

What is the Grammar Translation Approach?

150 years ago, language learners mainly studied books and writings from ancient history. However, schools and tests still use the study techniques they created….

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The BEST English Content

Good content is like treasure.. It’s really hard to find! Also, most content is not

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The Future of Food

Overview For the last 10,000 years, farming was a fairly simple process; find good land

Is lithium the new oil?

As we start using electric cars and renewable energy, how will we store the electricity?

The Energy Industry

Global warming and limited amounts of fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) have made many

Graphs

Talking About Numbers This video below introduces the basics of talking about graphs.