The Future of Language Teaching – a reply to my critics

David Petrie blogs again in response to my response ( to his blog post ( for the Teaching English British Council website! Thank you to David for opening up a really interesting discussion – stay tuned for my next response! šŸ˜‰


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About a week ago, I wrote a piece on ā€œThe Future of Language Teachingā€ for the Teaching English blog.Ā  It seems to have been slightly controversial.

In it, I tried to paint a picture of what language learning might look like in twenty yearsā€™ 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.Ā  In short, I argued that students of the future wonā€™t need to learn languages at a language school as theyā€™ll be able to do it all online.

You can read the full piece here: ā€œThe Future of Language Teaching ā€“ a case study from 2034ā€

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 goingā€¦

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