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Writing Techniques for the ESL Classroom

In-class writing is common in many many ESL context. This post will provide several different ways that teachers can get their students writing in an ESL classroom. 408 more words

Teaching Methods

Easily Confused Words: Board vs. Bored

Board and bored are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 305 more words

Easily Confused Words

Minimal Pairs /ð/ and /z/

In a previous post, we introduced pronunciation practice with minimal pairs l and r. Here’s another quick list of minimal pairs th and z… 46 more words


7 Little Words App

Do you enjoy puzzles, word games, and anagrams? If so, check out the free 7 Little Words game app:

For Android install, click here

For iOS install, click here… 8 more words


A New Place, and A New Era

Over the past year I had many plans for teaching ESL abroad. I obtained my TEFL certificate in March 2016 and immediately began searching for work in China. 694 more words


Word of Mouth International Conversation Group on 2-24-17

Word of Mouth is a weekly conversation group for international students. You can talk with native English speakers to improve spoken fluency, your cultural awareness, and your social interaction. 24 more words


Tiny apartments: a conversation lesson

I have a friend who is apartment hunting at the moment and every week she complains about how small and expensive apartments have become. This reminded me of a story I had seen on Facebook a while back about really tiny apartments in Asia. 521 more words