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Hearing the Sounds of Grammar

I was pointed by one of my Pearson team members (have I mentioned I love my job? I love my  job) to this wonderful piece by Betty Azar (author of the Grammar Bibles, you know, the red, blue, and black books) related to hearing the sounds of grammar. This is such a great examination of contracted speech […]

21st Century Skills in the English Language Classroom

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting on 21st Century Skills in the English Language Classroom as one of 5 sessions I’ll be delivering at the 2015 International KOTESOL Conference. Pearson, my lovely employer, is graciously letting me go to Korea for almost two weeks to work with teachers in Korea to share […]

AutoPost Broken, Fix Coming on May 11

It looks like my auto poster failed. Since I am my own tech support, I will need to wait until the weekend to get it fixed. Apologies for the delay. In the meantime, check out some cards. These cards have been used to play games from go fish to go stop, all in English, and […]

Random Element Toss: Shopping for Clothes

This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. The […]

Creative Thinking: Lotus Blossom What are you doing this weekend?

This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This […]