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23
MAR
2021

Collecting Resume Advice And Creating Compelling Conversations

“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...
19
MAR
2021

How can we help prepare future international students to navigate an American classroom?

“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...
13
FEB
2021

Podcasts for Real Skills and Compelling Conversations

By Samantha Jungheim & Eric H. Roth “Any story hits you harder if the person delivering it doesn’t sound like some news robot, but in fact sounds like a real person having the reactions a real person would.” –Ira Glass (1959- ), American radio personality and host ...
09
FEB
2021

Understanding Your Students Better with a Remote Learning Survey

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), American human rights leader By Samantha Jungheim & Eric H. Roth How do we know what our students already know about edtech tools? Should we, perhaps, ask...
30
JAN
2021

Connecting the Dots: Teaching Students to Describe Infographics

Our online audience included CATESOL members, California educators, English teachers, community college instructors, and other ESL professionals. Our presentation emphasized four simple steps to creating data commentaries are: introduce the infographic, identify significant data,...
23
JAN
2021

Why Writing 3rd Person Biostatements Deepens Resilience

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright  By Eric H. Roth & Samantha Jungheim Can you tell your life story in a positive light?  What have you achieved so far? What are you working on? What are your life...
19
JAN
2021

Speaking Standards: Is Perfect English Pronunciation an Attainable Goal? What is Perfect Pronunciation Anyway?

Airport English works for casual conversations. “Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.” — Christopher Morley (1890-1957), American author and journalist By Eric H. Roth What qualifies as “perfect” English pronunciation? Is perfect pronunciation essential for having...
26
AUG
2019

Explore Icebreakers Together in Your English Class

Sometimes simple, flexible questions can create compelling conversations. How can we integrate more icebreakers into our English lesson plans?
23
AUG
2019

Now Available: Creating Compelling Conversations Activity Sampler

Are you looking for free, fun and communicative activities to try in your English classes this fall? Check out our free activity sampler from Creating Compelling Conversations!
02
SEP
2018

Savvy ESL Book Recommendations for Teachers of American Immigrants, Canadian Refugees, and International Students

  “What we know is a drop; what we don’t know is an ocean.” —Isaac Newton (1643-1727), English physicist    Do you teach new American immigrants, refugees and international students of English? Are you seeking fresh English as a second language (ESL) book...