Thinking About Pronunciation

Pronunciation has been called the Cinderella skill. While the ugly sisters of grammar and vocabulary get all the attention, pronunciation isn’t invited to the ball. But why is pronunciation so often neglected in classroom teaching? Speaking isn’t in the exam The majority of classroom language learning is directed towards exams. And exams focus mainly on […]

Literacy Reading

Why is reading important?

Reading and understanding are a central pillar of life-long learning. And reading in more than one language has incredible benefits.  Not only does reading help with language development. Through reading, children discover new information, ways to solve problems, new ways to achieve something, new insights and understandings. Reading is the communication of ideas and thoughts; […]