Posts Tagged ‘foreign languages’

The best foreign languages teacher in my world

15 July 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Daniel Day-Lewis, actor]


The best foreign languages teacher must


1/ be a good reader

2/ be a good radio and podcast listener

3/ use dictionaries almost obsessively

4/ learn culture issues (geography, physics, history, maths, traditions)

5/ be an exquisite fanatic of something singular: literature and poetry, for example

6/ study English language everyday (theory)

7/ understand any kind of written text, video or audio in the foreign language

8/ focus on specific aspects of anything – i.e., Business English, Communication, Language, Journalism

9/ use new tools

10/ master the essentials of language: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation


11/ follow good methods to learn and teach the subject

12/ be honest

13/ move, change, question himself and his strategies on a regular basis

14/ speak good English


15/ always explain matters slowly and clear

16/ use old tools

17/ do plenty of exercises on his own (practice)

18/ be a devoted teacher






3 basic issues in the classroom

7 November 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Robin Hood (GIF image)


“Book, audio, writing words/sentences”

(Foreign language class)

Writing in blocs, using dictionaries, learning

24 March 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I think that there is a tendency on the students´ part to write less. Maybe, this might happen because students nowadays don´t like writing long texts or copying sentences. Who knows? Perhaps the growing use of new technologies in schools is showing teachers evidence of the students´s search of immediate information at the fast movement of a mouse click. Some people might have the wrong idea that one learns just by listening.

Learning implies effort, writing and notebooks.

Every student of a foreign language should have three companions in his rucksack; namely, bloc, pens and a good dictionary.

Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen


Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama