Entries by Ludivine Hamy

If interest isn’t the best teacher, then what is?!

Many great educators believe that motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic, is where interest originates.  The sense of satisfaction a student gains from having  learned something is example of Intrinsic motivation.  The student is subsequently motivated to learn more. An extrinsically motivated student, on the other hand, studies for different reasons, such as receiving a reward or […]

Hola! Let’s sing together!

Five Spanish songs to inspire your little ones What is your first impression of Spanish language? Passionate, mysterious, artistic…it could be a mixture of feelings. With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of the number of first speakers. Spanish is also the the fourth most widely spoken […]

Sing it when you learn it, and love it!

Discover six songs that bring your kids closer to English language Music training speeds up brain development in children, especially in the sound processing function. For very young children, music has more power and meaning than words. Moreover, when children are exposed to music from other countries and cultures, they are able to learn about […]

Meet Danny, English coach at VivaLing: “A day as a VivaLing coach is always memorable because my students make it that way”

 Why do you like teaching English? When I teach I feel important and I want to share this emotion with my students, making them acknowledge how important we all are as people, as children. Teaching has become an art; the more creative you are, the better you become as an artist. When I teach, I […]

Do you speak French?

This week is the “Semaine de la Langue Française et de la Francophonie” (Week of French language and cultures). A great occasion to give you more information about this international language spoken on the 5 continents. A language spoken on all five continents French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the […]

Meet Jing, Mandarin coach at VivaLing: “I’ve never felt the sense of fulfillment, that teaching gives me, from any other job”.

Who are you? My name is Jing, which means calm and peaceful. I am from Baoding in Northern China,, Hebei province. Now I am living in Haarlem, in the Netherlands. I graduated from the Hebei University with  a degree in Economics and then went on to get a degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second […]