About a week ago, I wrote a piece on “The Future of Language Teaching” for the Teaching English blog. It seems to have been slightly controversial.
In it, I tried to paint a picture of what language learning might look like in twenty years’ time, drawing largely on themes and ideas I had come across in various talks and presentations at the IATEFL conference, as well as my own experiences as a teacher and learner. In short, I argued that students of the future won’t need to learn languages at a language school as they’ll be able to do it all online.
You can read the full piece here: “The Future of Language Teaching – a case study from 2034”
It was a deliberatively provocative piece which I wrote with the intention of opening up a debate on where we think language teaching should be going…
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