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Sailing

When I graduated from college, the first thing I wanted to do was to sail around the world. I couldn’t and still can’t swim and have never and still have not sailed a boat. I’ve also thought about driving or … Continue reading

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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: Rewire the teacher/student relationship?

From my Books I Am Reading blog. What I enjoy most about Rewired is that it forces me to think about the issue of technology and learning. I face this issue daily as do many teachers with students texting in class. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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