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Common English Mistakes and Mix-ups: lend and borrow


Some students find these two words confusing while others have no problem. However, I figured that it couldn’t hurt to write a short explanation :). 499 more words


EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Two Helpful Websites for your Students

This week’s video features yours truly introducing two cool websites that students can use outside of class to work on their English. They are wordreference.com and lyricstraining.com. 531 more words



Image courtesy of Simon Powell

I woke up this morning and this was spinning in my head. As I write this, I have a feeling it should have stayed in there where it made more sense (at least to me). 610 more words

Whirlwind Month and a Bit

Wow I just need to catch my breath…

The month of March was crazy, hectic, stress-filled, but also very rewarding. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I went back to school to get my TESOL certification, so that I can teach ESL.  518 more words



Over the past few years now, I have been working on and refining my use of e-portfolios in my classroom. For those unfamiliar or only knowing a bit about what they are, e-portfolios are essentially an electronic archive of things the student does in the course of their learning. 1,437 more words

Quick Activity Idea: Student-Generated Questionnaires

The following activity is from James’s poster presentation from the November 2013 NYS TESOL Convention on student-generated learning. There are multiple advantages to having the students prepare the materials you use in class.  351 more words


Bonding Time w/ T.E.S.L.

So grateful that I have this crazy family for another 3 years :)