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Corpora and Collocations

At the last BCTEAL Conference in May, a colleague of mine gave an interesting talk on collocations and made mention of the use of some websites to help students understand what words normally go together. 1,345 more words



Image courtesy of Steve

A number of years ago, I decided to convert an audio book on CD into MP3 files so I could listen to them on my iPod as I walked back and forth from work. 2,451 more words

Out of the Hole.

After almost three weeks, I am finally in a place that I can call ‘home’ … until July 6th.

I moved to England on June, 1st and it’s been one hell of a rollercoaster. 199 more words


T-minus 6 Weeks

T-minus 6 weeks, I’ll be aboard my series of flight to Hanoi. And yet, it still hasn’t sunk in that I’ll be living for 10 months in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam complete with the occasional hammer and sickle propaganda. 488 more words


Why Realia is your by-word for TESL!

I know that it has been a while since I have posted an entry on language learning. I have just wrapped up on our first session of classes. 622 more words


12 important things that living in China taught me

Drinking warm water is healthy all year round

This is something that I don’t do enough in Europe. Drinking lots of tea and warm water even in Summer flushes out your toxins and leaves you feeling fresh and alert. 873 more words


Well Done! Wednesday #1

This is the first of a series of video posts in which I discuss things that have gone well in my teaching. Let’s celebrate our successes! 178 more words