the Way You Teach
Employing a blended learning approach to language teaching actually has
many advantages over just a traditional textbook. Are you ready to move
forward? Are you ready to transform the way you teach?
at Work? Tackling Wordiness in a Writing Class
Many of my ESOL students fall victim to wordiness in their writing. I
now create activities to help my students notice and correct
wordiness as they edit their own sentences.
By Colin Ward
About Time: Lessons for a Leap Year
It's a leap year, and it's about time! Have you ever wondered what the
calendar and time-keeping would be like without February's quadrennial
bonus day? Students can find the answers in readings contained in the
Lifeskills Workbooks that accompany the Word by Word Picture Dictionary Program.
Bill Bliss and Steve Molinsky
Communicative Methods to Teach Editing
While writing teachers have the goal of producing successful writers,
they may not have the time necessary to develop communicative
activities to supplement their grammar and/or writing textbooks. By
simply placing students into groups or pairs, teachers can easily
integrate communicative classroom techniques that naturally supplement
By Joyce Cain
from the Perspective of a Linguist/Speech-Language Pathologist
Our experience in working with clients has shown that learners can
use the senses of hearing, vision, and touch to hear and produce sounds
more accurately, but that each learner varies in how they use these
senses in pronunciation work. Therefore, it is important to introduce
learners to how all three senses may be used, and to assess their
strengths and weaknesses.
By Jenna Luque and Julia Moore
in the Multilevel Classroom
Dictation is a versatile learning activity. Here are a few ways my
colleague John Antonellis and I use it in our classrooms.
By Sarah Lynn
Focus on Grammar,
We recently we sat down with Marjorie Fuchs and Margo Bonner, co-author
team of Focus on Grammar, Fourth Edition, levels 3 and 4, to
talk about how they met and how they work together as co-authors.
By Marjorie Fuchs and Margo Bonner
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