Would You Like a Native Speaker?

I confess that for a long time, I had been reluctant to write a post about language teaching and native speaking teachers, aka NSs, as they are often referred to in English-teaching circles, as opposed to NNSs – non-native speaking teachers. There is a great deal of controversy, the debate is way too polarised for …

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A Four-Year Anniversary Q&A Post

I was a very nervous and anxious writer when I started this blog exactly four years ago. Much has happened and changed since then, both in my personal and professional life, but this place has become my sanctuary when times were hard. I had asked my readers what they wanted to read for this post …

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Osm poznámek k výuce pádů v češtině pro cizince

Teaching Czech Cases: Eight Ways to Improve English Summary: This post is about teaching Czech declension cases to the students of Czech as a Foreign Language; this is also the reason why I’ve written this article in Czech. There are a total of eight points I’ve covered, and these are: (1) Consider the students’ L1 …

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