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04
APR
2017
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Resource Round-up: Easy English Times

Embed from Getty Images  “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), American statesman and 3rd President of the United States Are you seeking an informative, practical resource to...
23
FEB
2017
Outdoor Date

Review: How to Have More Engaging Conversations in Everyday Life

“Confidence contributes more to a conversation than wit.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer   How can we help English language learners in the U.S. have more long-lasting, compelling conversations with native speakers? Sometimes it can be difficult to...
18
OCT
2016
English in Global Contexts book cover

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...
02
JUN
2016
college students discussing project on laptop in classroom

Do you use Teachers Pay Teachers Yet?

“They know enough who know how to learn” – Henry Adams (1838-1918), historian Where do millions of dedicated teachers find affordable, readymade lessons? What if you could reap real benefits from all of your original supplementary classroom materials? Why haven’t we done this...
07
MAR
2009

Creating More Student-Centered Conversation Materials

EFL teachers continue to bring communicative techniques and direct learning methods to more and more Vietnamese students. Yet another exceptional educator working in Vietnam has also warned me that preparing for standardized testing and drill-and-kill grammar exercises remain the...