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Four-goal Vaughan takes frustration out on Bury corner flags

WHILE leaving Gigg Lane after BURY’s defeat by Sheffield United, a colleague and I got chatting to one of the club’s backroom staff in the car park. 1,307 more words

Bury FC

GameLab #1: Adaptation

Practicing English grammar tenses with Once Upon a Timeline.

My serious goal in this gamelab is to provide intermediate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students with contextual practice switching between the present, past, and present perfect tenses. 659 more words

Michigan State University

The Art of Smile and Nod

I read Joanna Malefaki’s post on Disciplining Adult Learners, and was immediately inspired to write my own thoughts on the topic. You see, we spend a lot of time talking about how to manage challenging behaviour in our young learner classes… but much as we shy away from admitting it, challenging behaviour happens from time to time in adult classes too. 1,333 more words

TEFL

Puppet theater

We have been reading “The Odyssey” with 6th graders in English Acquisition class that I am currently co-teaching at the moment. There are 12 students in the class and in groups of 4 they have chosen a scene between the two options that the teacher have given, wrote a script about it in one class hour, and finally they have rehearsed and staged their puppet theater shows. 57 more words

Education

How many languages are spoken in your country ?

“Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

by Anne Merrit at The Telegraph, 2013

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. 615 more words

Travel

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Me

It’s a popular interview question, and a big one for many reasons. Surely all ELA teachers have been to university, have worked hard to get where they are today, and are passionate about their work. 1,327 more words

Communication

Underway | Ongoing, In progress

These three adverbs have similar meanings, but are slightly nuanced — particularly the first in comparison with the second and third. The difference is quite simple to grasp, but may not be immediately obvious. 446 more words

EFL