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27
OCT
2016
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Making Introductions: Mastering the Handshake

First impressions matter. How can we help reduce our English students’ anxiety about meeting native speakers? Start with a smile and a handshake!
18
OCT
2016
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Asking English Questions in a Global Context

How do English language learners develop the ability to ask questions in English? Why do ESL students need so much practice asking questions? What are tag-questions, and why are they so important in spoken English? The grammar and word order of English questions can be...
12
OCT
2016
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Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers

Chimayo Press’s Fall 2016 catalog is here, featuring four new titles in addition to our previous collection. Featured in this week’s catalog spotlight: the game-changing Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers. Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers takes Chimayo...
07
OCT
2016
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Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Convesations – Vietnam

Vietnamese readers and teachers of English: do you wish to create a more fluency-focused curriculum for your ESL/EFL class this fall? Are you seeking new, engaging communicative activities to encourage class discussions? How about flexible lesson plans with a built-in homework...
30
SEP
2016
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Teaching Email Etiquette Part 2

Teaching email etiquette remains an essential challenge for English teachers. Here's some practical advice for writing the body of any professional email.
27
SEP
2016
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Teaching Email Etiquette, Part 1

From subject line to closing remark, email etiquette is more than just good manners; it's essential for modern professionals in school and the workplace.
17
SEP
2016
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The Fall 2016 Chimayo Press Catalog is here!

Embed from Getty Images   Are you looking to create a more fluency-focused curriculum for your ESL/EFL class this fall? Do you seek new, engaging communicative activities to encourage more class discussions? Is teaching English students to ask better questions and create...
09
SEP
2016
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Express Yourself: Discussing English Quotations and Forming Opinions

Many students have trouble finding their voice, let alone in another language! Here some tips for using English quotations to create classroom discussions.
17
AUG
2016

Teaching Matters: Studying English Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes are essential to the structure of the English language, and help expand student vocabulary. But how? Let's become word detectives!
10
AUG
2016
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Seeing the World Through Photographs (again): Photo Exercises for the English Classroom

“When you look at my pictures you are seeing my life.” ―Douglas Kirkland (1934-), American photographer Photographs capture moments, inform viewers, and start conversations. In last week’s blog post, we discussed how street photography documents moments and events without the...