Effects of Music on Second Language Acquisition

Effects of Music on Second Language Acquisition

Teachers often use music in the classroom to help students acquire their second language. Music can help students grasp what they are learning and understand topics and pronunciation through repetition and engagement. It has been studied in classrooms and has been reported as helpful for second language learners in acquiring vocabulary and grammar, improving spelling, […]

Teacher Talk Time

Teacher Talk Time

As ESL teachers following the immersive method, we have 3 main goals when helping our students learn English: 1. To help our students reach their language goals Being more skilled in speaking will in turn help our students become better readers and writers. Overall, they will be better at communicating in all areas in their […]

A Whole New World: Working from Home

A Whole New World: Working from Home

Since Coronavirus (COVID-19) has come crashing into everyone’s lives like Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball, we have all had to adjust to a new way of living. Gone are the days of packing yourself into a train carriage, trying your best not to resemble a Sardine on your daily commute. No more water cooler […]

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

Technology is a wonderful thing. It has made our lives immeasurably easier, we can find information at the click of a button, we can take photographs of black holes, we can teach from an interactive classroom in one country all the way to our student in another. …But sometimes it goes wrong. Technology failing is […]

Educational Theory of the Month – Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats

Educational Theory of the Month – Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” De Bono If you’ve ever heard the saying ‘put your thinking cap on’, you’ve heard the inspiration for De Bono’s pivotal theory, the Six Thinking Hats. A consultant and educator, De Bono’s theory has been instructive in how […]

Topic of the Month – Universal Communication

Topic of the Month – Universal Communication

Universal Communication Words by Liam Pressley When enjoying a holiday in Italy a prominent thing that stands to many tourists is how animated Italians can be in expressing themselves with their hands. Big, grand and enthusiastic actions during conversations can immediately allay to an observer whether someone is nervous, excited, angry or just plain bored. […]

IQBar Update No.1

IQBar Update No.1

It has been a busy year so far here at IQBar! We have expanded our Beijing office by 126 new members and last month alone we had 33 new Buddies (our jargon for teachers) join and 295 Breadies (students) sign up for classes. There have also been huge developments this year within our technology and […]