Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What Success Means: The Problem With Perfection And How It Can Stand In Your Way

As a tutor, it is easy to want to fix every single mistake your learner makes. However, it is important to remember that your learner's goal is to communicate, not to be 100% correct.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Laubach Method: What It Is and How You Can Use It

The Laubach Method is a way of teaching reading and writing through image association, which can be found in the "Laubach Way To English" book series. Understanding this method may give you some ideas that you can incorporate into your tutoring sessions.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Laubach Way To English: The Importance of Cultural Awareness

In this post, I talk about the importance of cultural awareness as described by the Laubach Way To English handbook. I also give a few examples of some cultural differences you may encounter in your tutoring sessions.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Language Learning Journey from Beijing to South Dakota (Part Four) - Socialization Plays an Important Role in Language Learning

Socialization can be an important factor in language learning. Compared to younger adults who tend to be involved in many more social activities that help them improve their language speaking ability, older adults find it harder to socialize because they tend to have more family and social responsibilities.