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JAN
2016
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Resources: Links for ESL Teachers About Informational Interviews

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~Vidal Sassoon (1928-2012), British hairstylist and businessman   Late last year, we published a blog post on mock job interviews and self-evaluation. In connection to that, here are some...
21
JUN
2011

More Links for ESL Teachers About Informational Interviews

Informational interviews have become a common practice among American professionals, but many English language learners remain unfamiliar with this type of networking and job search activity. ESL teachers can create both compelling classroom assignments and provide opportunities...
21
AUG
2014

Spring ESL: “One Stop Connection to ESL, EFL, ELD, ELT, and ESOL instructional materials”

Book center hosts a wealth of ELL materials   “Spring Book Center strives in three basic principles: Service, Responsibility and Lower Prices.” -Spring ESLWe live in a Golden Age for teaching English. We can find resources from around the globe to fit the needs of the...
19
JAN
2010

CATESOL Accepts Presentation on Informational Interviews

"Informational Interviews: A Practical, Illuminating Speaking Assignment" will demonstrate the importance and relevance of this unusual assignment for a wide range of ESL students. Although officially listed for college/university instructors, the long assignment can be adapted...
25
JAN
2010

Passion and Persistence: Self-Published ESL Authors Tell Their Stories

What motivates ESL teachers to become authors? Why do many of these authors self-publish? What’s their likelihood of success? Naturally, I’m quite interested in these questions – and hope other English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers will share my interests. The...
27
FEB
2009

CATESOL Accepts My Presentation on Practices for a More Democratic ESL Classroom!

Do you want to create a more student-centered, democratic ESL classroom? How do you tailor assignments to individual students? What websites and resources do you incorporate in your classes to help students improve their speaking and listening skills? Finally, are you an English...
21
AUG
2009

What is Your American Dream?

What is your American Dream? This remains one of my favorite questions to ask new immigrants and American citizens. I asked that question, followed by, “why” in a regular column for Easy English Times this month. I gave the last words to Toni Morrison, the Nobel-Prize...
05
MAY
2009

Finding more practical materials at CATESOL

Time flies. Or, as the Romans used to say, “tempus fugit.” Two weeks after the CATESOL 2009 convention in Pasadena ended, I’m finally having a chance to sort through the numerous books, doublecheck website leads, and evaluate materials that I picked up. Sometimes “the eyes are...
30
SEP
2008

CATESOL Conference Highlights Practical ESL Teaching Techniques

Are you looking to share practical techniques with your fellow English teachers? What works in your ESL classroom? What tends to work in other ESL classrooms? Why? The Los Angeles Regional CATESOL conference, titled “WWW. What Works and Why” at Biola University on October 25...
21
OCT
2008

Small blessings during a stressful work week

Keeping perspective remains a challenge, especially during stressful times.It’s easy to feel discouraged as we disappoint ourselves. Yet sometimes we reap benefits from our prior work that can remind us of small successes. This week, a very awkard and difficult work week,...
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