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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.
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!
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.
03
NOV
2016
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Introducing Yourself in English: Making Small Talk

First impressions matter, but how do we keep a conversation going afterwards? Here are some common small talk topics to review with your students.
05
MAR
2018

Have you taught English in Vietnam? Share your insights in a brief survey!

“One day of traveling broadens the mind.” – Vietnamese proverb What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Vietnam? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started...
16
JAN
2018
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Now available: Compelling Conversations Vietnam bilingual supplement comes to Amazon Kindle!

“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting.” —Plutarch (45-120), ancient Greek biographer and essayist Learn, work and dream in English! We are proud to release Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Supplementary Bilingual English-Vietnamese...
21
FEB
2017
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Sound Conversations: Oral Language Solutions for Vietnamese Language Learners

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”  – James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist   How many Vietnamese English language learners (ELLs) are in the United States? What are the specific...
16
FEB
2017
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Teaching Matters: The Perception of Time and Value of Punctuality in American Culture

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” – William Blake (1757-1827), English poet, painter and printmaker   The concept of...
14
JAN
2017
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The Importance of the Academic Word List

“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” – Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British author and journalist   What is the Academic Word List? Why does it matter? How can it help English language learners...
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