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Argumentation Essay: Tapping into Creativity

A student of mine once wrote an essay about requiring parenting courses for future parents.  In her essay, she mentioned her husband and 2-year-old child, which made for powerful support.  421 more words



While teaching is one of the most rewarding professions out there, the act itself is not exactly a piece of cake. Students differ from each other and your preferred teaching style or method may not work for everyone. 327 more words


Kids' L2 speaking and how it emerges

Listening to Professor Bill Van Patten’s weekly podcast on L2 (2nd language acquisition) really helps me think correctly about how I plan and conduct my middle school French classes. 570 more words

Motivating Students

Great Self-Study Conversation Technique: Not an Oxymoron

When I was living in Japan and in Africa, I occasionally met a non-native English speaker who spoke almost fluent English with clear pronunciation, natural intonation and mature vocabulary and had great listening skills.  372 more words

ESL Conversation

Whatcha reading?

I’m a compulsive sharer. Sorry. I’ve discovered a ton of great resources lately, here’s a quick run down for anyone interested.

‘The Motivation Equation‘ … 201 more words


Integrated vs Segregated Skills ESL Courses: Advantages of Segregated Skills

After the first day of the term a few years ago, I noticed a long line of students outside our Academic ESL (English for Academic Purposes—EAP) director’s office.  1,400 more words

Engaging Students

Should We Coach Male and Female Archers the Same Way?

I have had this question in mind for quite some time. I have even asked a couple of authors to tackle the topic. Most seem to think of the topic as a land mine they do not want to step on. 579 more words

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