Interviews

Taylor: “The Net Has Removed All Barriers Towards Learning”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

August 14, 2017, by

Guest Posts

7 Virtues to Develop as Teachers

One of these days I received a very interesting e-mail from a younger colleague. I made on her an impression of an untraditional online teacher and she was curious about what I would suggest to a beginner online teacher and…

August 8, 2017, by

German

Free Anki/Quizlet Flashcards For The “Dino lernt Deutsch” German Learning Series

Flashcards can be a great way to learn vocabulary, especially when you study regularly. Most of us carry smartphones around all day so it’s easy to dedicate a few minutes while waiting for the bus, riding in a cab, standing…

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Guest Posts

Five Easy To Follow Steps That Will Improve Your English While Reading

Any article written in English could be transformed into a great learning tool. All you have to do is to follow some simple steps while you are reading it. 1. Anticipate the Content Before you proceed to the reading of…

July 25, 2017, by

Interviews

Benjamin: “The main challenge is to focus on what truly matters”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

July 21, 2017, by

German

82 Essential German Travel Phrases And Words For Daily Survival

Planning a visit to Germany or Austria? Already there perhaps? Most people you’re going to meet in Germany will be able to communicate in English to some extent, but what if you’d like to try your hand at expressing yourself…

July 20, 2017, by

Interviews

Victoria: “Teaching and Learning Have Never Been So Accessible and Fun”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

July 12, 2017, by

German

7 Free German Audiobooks for Beginners To Boost Your Listening Skills

Listening to audiobooks can be a great way to immerse yourself in the language. Even if you don’t understand each and every single word, it’ll help you familiarize yourself with the sounds and rhythms of the German language. But there’s…

July 2, 2017, by

German

5 Best German-English Dictionaries Online, Offline, Apps & Add-Ons

Whenever people ask me which online German-English dictionary is the best, whether to use an app, a browser extension, an offline lookup tool or just go full retro and lug around a paper dictionary, I always answer: “Whatever works for…

June 8, 2017, by

Guest Posts

Is It Better To Work With Your Own Students, Work For A School Or Build A Profile On A Tutor Site?

When I started my business, I thought I’d be working for language schools. I did work for one briefly, but once I started learning about the world of online teaching, it’s not the road I decided to take. Now, five…

March 30, 2017, by

Guest Posts

The 3 Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Learners Engaged

In the world of self-paced online courses, drop off rates amongst learners is very high. A majority gets distracted midway and never really completes the course. Furthermore, as Jennet mentions in her blog, course creators don’t always provide their learners…

March 29, 2017, by

German

12 Hilarious German City Names Translated Literally & Their Real Origins

Almost everyone knows Germany’s capital and major cities. But did you know that we have tons of little towns and villages with the most absurdly hilarious names such as Hundeluft (“dog air”), Darmstadt (“intestine city”) and Schweinfurt (“swine ford”). In…

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