In English teaching, is native speaker really better than non-native teacher?

Okay….here’s a question: Why does our industry still do that ridiculous thing of defining a language teacher by where they’re from? The Native Speaker Fallacy can’t still survive…can it? Does speaking a language qualify one to teach it? READ MORE

The new challenges for schools and online learning

When language schools were forced to suspend in-person classes earlier this year 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. Should online language learning courses be just a simple Zoom or Skype teaching, or should they be developed into true E-learning systems taught by trained teachers? READ MORE

Young learners English summer school in London, Stacy’s story

Last summer, Stacy from Russia went to St. Mary’s College to study English with LAL, our partner educator. She attended the Classic Summer School and came back very happy, with lots of stories to tell. Stacy was particularly impressed with three important things… check out her video testimonial below to find out what! READ MORE