Author: EduMaxi

By Dr Jeremy Koay Using songs in language classrooms is not a new idea. They are generally used to practise listening and spelling skills. For example, words from a song are left out and students are...

By Dr Jeremy Koay Most of us would agree that innovation is a result of imagination and creativity. How can language teachers and parents encourage children to be more imaginative and creative when reading stories? Consider...

By Dr Jeremy Koay Technology is becoming more common in facilitating and promoting language learning. Online interactive language courses now allow both individual and group learning. Language learning apps, such as LinguaLift, Memrise and Duolingo allow...

By Dr Jeremy Koay Stories, either written or spoken, are part of our everyday experience. You have read or heard stories that make you laugh, that awaken your curiosity, that inspire; as well, of course as...

By Dr Jeremy Koay In most language teaching environments, one or more prescribed textbooks are available, and teachers are often expected to supplement these with their own materials. These materials are often more relevant or interesting...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Traditionally, assessment has focused on testing students’ knowledge and skills. In this approach, teachers evaluate students’ learning based on end products, such as assignments and test answer scripts. This approach...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Plagiarism is generally understood as copying words from a text without acknowledging its source. However, the working definition of plagiarism is less straightforward, and is influenced by both personal views...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Fluency is often associated with the ability to perform a task quickly, smoothly and effortlessly, as Jiang (2016) summarises. However, this aspect of language should not be considered in isolation...