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Teaching Questions CAN be Fun

Forming questions can be a horrifying task for learners! Especially when they have to do it orally in front of class. Getting learners to speak in L2 can be tricky.  104 more words


And The Award Goes To...

Each week, Hershaw Toastmasters recognizes excellence in its members by giving awards in various categories. Three of the most important are: 1) Best Speaker; 2) Best Table Topics (in layperson’s terms: impromptu speaking); and, 3) Best Evaluator (these are the people who are evaluating your speech…yes, even… 183 more words

Guest Post: Long time, no see! - Adjacency Pairs

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This is the second in a series of guest posts by my friend and colleague Josh Widdows, an English teacher and teacher trainer at International House Barcelona. 613 more words

Conversation Classes

I Wish I Could.......

Ever thought to yourself,  “Wow! I wish I could do what that person’s doing!”

Of course you have!     We all have.

Where does that kind of courage come from? 132 more words

There’s a POINT in English where you just have to fly

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I do think that this is a little discussed point in the learning of any language and is something that teachers do need to press more. 457 more words


Looking to Stretch Yourself?

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions this year that involved personal development?

Whether it’s Developing Greater Confidence, Bolstering Your Leadership Skills, Improving Your Speaking Skills, Meeting New People,  or just Expanding Your Horizons, many people have accomplished these types of goals with Toastmasters. 226 more words

Say the FIRST few words – that’s the first step

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Like any kind of blockage, If you can clear the first few parts of the opening the rest will be an avalanche of clearage. 309 more words