How do we avoid avoidance? How do we find the inner resources to confront situations and move forward?
“[F]eeling is what tells you you’re alive,” Bregman explains. By riding out our emotions like waves, we become less intimidated by them – and maybe even enjoy them. It’s like... Read More
We learn from conversations every day. What, for instance, did you learn in conversations in the last 24 hours? What can be learned from conversations in the coming week?
Conversations matter, and bringing a positive spirit to new conversations helps create more positive... Read More
Regardless of motive, learning English remains a smart choice for millions and millions of working adults and ambitious students. It presents possibilities for better-paying jobs and additional choices in pursuing an international education. Plus, it helps immigrants to... Read More
Do students who know proper English grammar on worksheets, but can’t hold a conversation in English really speak English? Consider me sceptical. After all, does anyone ever ask "Do you grammar English?" Read More
However, finding authentic and compelling listening materials may prove challenging for many English teachers. "This I Believe" remains a favorite resource and speaking skills activity. The eclectic collection of personal reflections encourages active learning too.What are your... Read More
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” –Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author Sometimes students ask simple, direct questions that I can’t immediately answer. For instance, an ESL student wondered, “What are the 1000 most common... Read More
English teachers must, therefore, explicitly teach these conversation skills. The asking, understanding, and responding to questions remains a complicated skill. It's also a vital communication ability both inside and outside our ESL classrooms. Students need to practice and... Read More
“Job-hunting is always mysterious. Sometimes mind-bogglingly mysterious. You may never understand why things sometimes work, and sometimes do not.” –Richard Nelson Bolles (1927-2017), Author of “What Color is Your Parachute“ By Samantha Jungheim and Eric H. Roth... Read More
“The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it” – John Ciardi (1916-1986), American poet and translator By Samantha Jungheim and Eric H. Roth Do you teach English students abroad? Are you educating young adults looking to study in the United... Read More