Games/Activities, Teaching Tips

Teaching Practical Skills | Bonus: Context Clues Activity

It's been quite a few months since I have updated this thing! Life gets busy and sometimes we get into reflection slumps (or is this just me?)- which are just as frustrating as reading slumps are to readers. I feel I am slowly coming out of this slump and ready to start exploring my teaching (and sharing… Continue reading Teaching Practical Skills | Bonus: Context Clues Activity

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Reflections, Teaching Tips, TESOL/EFL/ESL

MOOCs

My boss recently approached me, knowing I was interested in technology in the classroom. She had attended a conference where a new buzzword or two floated around and caught her attention: MOOCs and flipped classrooms. She asked me to dive more into them and report back what we could do at our university and I… Continue reading MOOCs

Reflections, Teaching Tips, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Learning English Is Not Something to Enjoy

This week one activity that I gave my students in the first week of a two-week unit on "Learning the English Language and Tips to Make it Easier" was to brainstorm any and all words that they thought about when they saw/heard the word English. After the first 4 classes, I noticed a pattern. Most… Continue reading Learning English Is Not Something to Enjoy

Teaching Tips, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Connected Educator: Getting Started With Twitter

With the advent of the 21st Century came a whole new way of teaching...and not just inside the classroom. Educators are moving to the online forum to connect with other educators. I first heard about this while taking a technology in the classroom ("EdTech" was the word thrown around during the course for it) course for… Continue reading Connected Educator: Getting Started With Twitter

Inside the Classroom, Lesson Planning, Teaching Tips, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Basic English Sentence Structure | Lesson Tip

  One of the biggest difficulties for Korean learners of English is sentence structure. My linguistic training wants me to tell you a dozen or so reasons why it is especially difficult for them, but the one I want to focus on here is English sentence structure. English is a subject-verb-object (SVO) language (i.e. Johnny… Continue reading Basic English Sentence Structure | Lesson Tip