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Technical Writing

Technical writing is a great profession for people who like to understand and explain how things work. While a lot of technical writing is focused on computers and software, technical writing includes financial, medical, pharmaceutical, tool crafting, and many other … Continue reading

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Silence – The Key to teaching ESL

Many years ago when I was studying music, I read that it is not the notes that count, but the silence. It made sense. The silent pauses between notes adds drama, tension, suspense, etc. Silence can also be a great … Continue reading

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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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Online Education – It’s There For The Taking

Online education provides students many opportunities to learn and to expand their horizons. I just finished teaching a student English on eduFire.com. The student lives in Spain and I taught from Boston. It was a conversation class and the topic … 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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