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Should You Take a Group Class or Private Class? What You Need to Know

Should You Take a Group Class or Private Class? What You Need to Know

You’ve made the decision to start learning a new language. Now, another decision awaits. Should you take a private class, where it is just you and the teacher, or a group class, where you are one of many students. Whether you opt for a virtual, or in-person learning environment, you also must decide whether to …
Learning a New Language: My Story

Learning a New Language: My Story

by C. Brown Learning a new language is a wonderful endeavor, full of new and interesting challenges. I tell people that it is possible for everyone, no matter what age you are. At first, I did not know if I could learn another language. In my case, it was Spanish.  Learning the new language, however, …
Metacognition and the Language Learner

Metacognition and the Language Learner

The teacher walks into his foreign language classroom for the first time and sees a wide variety of students. It is a combination of male students and female students, younger students and older students, and students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. He thinks he has the diversity of the class figured out. Or does …
Becoming Bilingual

Becoming Bilingual

Of course, we want to learn a second language.  Besides being a cool skill to have, many cognitive scientists now feel being bilingual is good for the brain. It can improve one’s ability to stay focused and maintain a good attention span. Moreover, many now believe it can put off memory loss and keep our …