Is Extrinsic Motivation in a language classroom a bad thing? Can it have a linguistic purpose in promoting a target language ONLY classroom?

AIM Tip #4 Is Extrinsic Motivation in a language classroom a bad thing? Can it have a linguistic purpose in promoting a target language ONLY classroom? By Wendy Maxwell I recently spoke to a teacher who said “My principal is concerned about the fact that the card system is an extrinsic motivator and she prefers…

Teaching VS Learning

Tip for Success in the language classroom #1 Teaching vs Learning by Wendy Maxwell View video here Hello everyone and welcome to the first in a series of blogs in which I will share tips, primarily relating to language teaching, but ideas that also relate to good teaching practice in general. The first tip, the…

How to make the most of Student Self-Assessment and the AIM Portfolio Presentation by Wendy Maxwell

Portfolio presentations   Assessment as learning is an experience that is an essential part of every language classroom. For years, AIM teachers have ensured that students reflect on their learning – what they know well and what they would like to know better. Assessment as learning opportunities should take place at appropriate times throughout every…