Tag Archives: English

The Writing Blues

Most of my ESL students hate to write. Writing is difficult whether it is in their native language or in a second language. However, they need to write well to pass the TOEFL exam to study at an American university. … Continue reading

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Using Music to Teach ESL

Many people use lyrics to teach English as a Second Language. That method works well. Students learn new vocabulary and it is a more interesting way to illustrate grammar points. You can also use lyrics for writing practice. Have your … Continue reading

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Teaching ESL – Random Thoughts

I’m began writing this post on an iTouch at a Starbucks in Cambridge. Technogy and free wireless is great. Starbucks is called a “third place” for work in addition to the office and the home. Places like this plus technology … Continue reading

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The Best of Classrooms Without Walls – 1

Enjoy some of my favorite posts in this blog since it started on Aug. 4, 2007. The best of_classrooms_without_walls_1 http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/8241378 View more presentations from Alan Cohen

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Rewired-Rewriting the textbook?

Listening to lectures and learning from reading books is boring. My students were practicing their speaking today. I asked them the following question – “Some people like to read books, others would rather watch the movie based on the book. … Continue reading

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Rewired

The following excerpt is from another blog of mine. I’m in the process of reading Rewired. While we know that children are wired to technology, this book brings up an interesting fact – many of today’s grammar school students have … Continue reading

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StoryPirates

Writing is very important. As an English teacher, I learn more about my students through their writing. It tells me what areas of grammar need practice, but more importantly, their writing displays their intelligence. My students write about things they … Continue reading

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