6 uses for Cuisinaire Rods in language teaching

I remember in my first year of teaching I came across this box full of bizarre coloured sticks in the modern language department’s┬ádump storeroom. My head of department informed me that they were ‘Cuisinaire Rods’. Great… wait… what? Cuisinaire? Being a French teacher I heard ‘cuisine’ and immediately started wondering what their culinary use could…

10 amazing English words advanced students need to know

Some words in the English language are just too beautiful to keep to ourselves. Here are ten words, in alphabetical order, that I like to share with advanced students: 1. Brood (verb) to think about, or dwell on, things that may make you upset or angry 2. Dalliance (noun) a brief love affair 3. Epiphany…