This post comes from Carol Gaab. She is an author, teacher and San Francisco Giants language coach, as well as a presenter and all-around thinker. Gaab has one of the most critical minds I have ever run into, and likes to dismantle misconceptions almost as much as she likes to show us interesting and effective ways to teach languages.
So here she is, responding to myths like “we must use authentic documents” and “we must practice speaking,” etc. A fascinating read, and great if you are having discussions with colleagues who embrace older methods. Thanks, Carol!