Welcome to Open Education Week 2019!

March 4-8, 2019 is Open Education Week, an international event to build awareness of open education and show its impact on teaching and learning. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness.* Read below to learn how to get involved during Open Ed Week.

A Program for Professional Growth Based on Collaboration

Over the past three years, COERLL has been working on several projects that require participation from language instructors; a new realm for a language center accustomed to making language learning materials with small teams of faculty and graduate students.

The 20 Most Common German Words for Money

Geld regiert die Welt, money makes the world go ’round! Though I don’t necessarily agree with that statement, money undoubtedly has been an integral part of almost every society for a long time and Germany is no exception. Therefore it’s no surprise that there are many words in colloquial German that replace the official term Geld.

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Five Awesome German Courses for only $10 each

As many of you know I have been working in the field of language coaching for more than fifteen years now. And although I am mainly a content creator (as you know from my blogs and social media activity), I am also an avid believer in lending other creators a hand and support their content.

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Culture Board

Our principal asked us to spruce up the hallways and show the awesomeness that is going on in our classes. So I thought… What is our focus? What can I do that won’t take too much time to create? And update as the year goes?  I believe pictures are powerful, so I created a quick Culture Board. […]

I’m Learning German and Started a New Blog About It!

I’ve been meaning to move onto a new language at some point for about a year or so here despite my Spanish not being perfect (it’s actually waned a bit since I’ve been so busy, but I’m back into it now) and I really thought it was going to be French since that’s a language I’ve always been interested in and it’s the next highest in demand for native English speakers to learn after Spanish.  However, unexpected circumstances occurred and an interesting opportunity presented itself…

Duolingo: Incredible, Free Language Education!

For the past few months it has been my personal mission to begin learning Spanish. As a Texan and an educator, it has never been more crucial for me to be able to communicate with the large Hispanic population in my city and in my classrooms! To accomplish this goal, I have been using Duolingo, … Continue reading »

Reasons to learn German #3 Doing Business with Germans

Reasons to learn German
To make sure that we are all on the same page, let me say that certainly, most Germans speak decent or even good English and to a lesser degree other foreign languages. However, this doesn’t necessarily has an effect on their willingness to do business in another language.

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