Being more “meta” : The value of explicit instruction on pedagogical approaches and language-learning strategies

By Melissa J. Enns Recently, I have been busy interviewing teacher colleagues for my thesis. Among the insights they have graciously shared, I have found much to reflect on and inspiration for today’s post. I will discuss the value of offering students explicit metacognitive instruction about the pedagogical approaches we employ in our classrooms and …

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Using Blogs in the Language Classroom

by Melissa J. Enns Modern digital media technology is creating exciting new opportunities for education. Given my research on using blogging to merge research and practice in language education, today I will discuss the use of blogs as a pedagogical tool in language classrooms. On the surface, blogs provide learners with excellent forums for reading …

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Dialogues Between Teachers and Students Through Written Feedback

Guest contributor: Yerim Lee Yerim is a master's student in Second Language Education through McGill University's Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Yerim is doing her thesis work on instructors' and students' perceptions of written and audio feedback in graduate classrooms.  I believe that many students have experienced confusion at least once from teachers’ written …

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