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First Speaking Arrangement

I had my first ever speaking arrangement at the Midwest SPE conference last weekend, and it was awesome. Last fall, I applied for a travel award, to obtain funding to travel to the National SPE conference in New Orleans. 196 more words

Short VIDEO! Dutch guy speaks a bit of Cantonese after 3 weeks!

Me speaking a LITTLE bit of Cantonese after 3 weeks of learning Cantonese. There is actually a longer video, but I will upload that one later.


Hide and Speak (or Write): Foreign Language Activity to Practice Speaking and Writing

I’m always looking for ways to get students up and moving in the classroom while they are practicing their foreign language speaking and writing skills.  This is an activity that I call “Hide and Speak (or write)” that accomplishes this goal and students enjoy it and often ask to play.  252 more words

Activities And Games

Newsletter 630 - Look-Around Learning

During my years as a public speaker, I got into the habit of listening to preachers and other speakers with two questions in my mind: what were they saying (their message) and how were they communicating (their methods)? 369 more words


Write 31 Challenge: Word of the Day

October 8 Word of the Day: Passion

Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. We are all passionate about something; maybe it’s music, sports, exercise, teaching, or art. 70 more words


Conversation Cafe

Next Conversation Cafe – Thursday 8th October

Hendon Public Library is running informal conversation sessions on Thursday mornings from 11am-12pm but to help Middlesex students they are also running an evening session every  57 more words

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