The native speaker fallacy

Welcome to Verbalists Education, a world’s leading language network. Our YouTube media channel Speak Your Mind!, features opinions and interviews with celebrities and professionals about education, languages and communication skills. Today, Thom Jones, a well-known language trainer from Great Britain, speaks his mind about the native English speakers’ supposed superiority over their non-native counterparts.

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What level of influence role models have today in young people’s choice of their education path

The importance of role models in choosing our career, PRODIREKT

The power of role models and their influence on us cannot be underestimated. This is particularly true for young people. Whether they are a parent, an athlete, a musician, an actor, or someone else, young people are going to latch onto someone and their accompanying philosophy. They will be influenced by that person’s words, because at their young age they lack the experience and wisdom to know otherwise. When it comes to celebrity role models, media and educators can enhance celebrities’ positive or negative influence on teens, so do we then have the responsibility to channel and explain the messages conveyed by the famous?  READ MORE

Online language learning challenges for schools

Foreign language schools’ challenges – main competitors have also become local language schools and established online language learning platforms

When language schools were forced to suspend in-person classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic many switched immediately to online delivery in order to continue teaching currently enrolled students. Students and agents now face a myriad of online learning programs, many of them with questionable pricing and quality.

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