The earliest grammars of English were, for obvious reasons, based on written models of the language. In the absence of any way to record everyday speech, written texts provided a solid base upon which scholarly works could be built. In addition, both grammarians and lexicographers frequently had a deep mistrust
Listen to Tom Fast explain in more detail his guiding principles for teaching English and the three things he’s learned as a teacher! Have you read Tom’s article?
In 2014, I started writing a textbook with National Geographic Learning that was part of a series for teens. For six months, before any writing took place, our team of authors and editors conducted lengthy discussions on the content and methodologies that would go into the books. This gave me
Listen to Gabby Salazar talk in more detail about how to inspire environmental responsibility in the YL classroom through photography! Have you read Gabby’s article on the subject?
When I was 11 years old, my father gave me my first camera and took me to a friend’s backyard garden to photograph birds. Sitting in a small shelter with my eye pressed against the camera’s viewfinder, I watched as bright red cardinals and brilliantly colored blue jays landed on
Listen to author John Hughes discuss how an understanding of visual literacy can help teachers make effective use of images in the English classroom and students decipher visuals in English. Have you read John’s article on the subject?
Here are eight words or terms that either didn’t exist or were relatively unheard of before the beginning of this century. Do you know, or can you guess, their meaning? What do you think the connection is between them? infographic kinetic typography screenager binge-watch emoji meme vine augmented reality If
At National Geographic Learning, we believe in the power of curiosity to fuel the desire to learn, which is why we use incredible photography and video to inspire that curiosity in the English language learning classroom. Learning to speak English as a foreign language has become an essential part of
We’re very excited to introduce National Geographic Learning’s new blog for teachers and learners of English, In Focus. Here at In Focus, we’ll explore ideas and topics that relate to our core values of English language teaching: developing global citizens, preparing students to be 21st century learners, motivating learners through engaging