Sunday, February 21, 2016

5 takeaways from #nectfl16

by Anthony Quintano via Flickr license

Last week I went to the NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Conferences in New York City. It was excellent! In addition to being back in Manhattan -- which was wonderful, despite the Arctic temperatures -- all of the sessions I attended were very good. The conference's theme was intercultural competence, and almost all of the sessions I attended addressed that topic. Here are my 5 takeaways from the conference.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

5 ways to use your Verba card set

Verba, from The Pericles Group
Do you have a Verba set yet? If you're unfamiliar with the game, you can read my previous post about it here. Playing Verba according to the rules is loads of fun, but you can also use those cool playing cards in many other ways as well. Here are 5 ways that your novice-, intermediate- and advanced-level learners can make the most of that Verba card set.