How English Native Speakers Do It: Having Worthwhile Conversations to Connect and Grow

When we learn the rules for polite conversations in English, those in the know tell us to avoid controversialĀ topics: don’t talk about religion, politics, or unpleasant or sad topics. Frankly, that’s what I want to hear about. Maybe… Read More

How to Unlock the Mysteries of L2 Growth with Outstanding Class Conversations

I took two semesters of French. In one class, the teacher forced us to talk a lot. We spoke in pairs or small groups and performed skits. In the other class, the teacher sat in front of the… Read More