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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...
11
JUN
2009

What do you look for in an apartment?

So following my philosophy of seeking information through conversation, I've been asking many Vietnamese for advice as I hunt for a new apartment. Here are some useful questions. - What districts/neighborhoods do you suggest? Why? - What seems like a...
08
NOV
2009

Conversation Tip 5: What has pleasantly surprised you today?

What has pleasantly surprised you today? English teachers can use this question as a writing cue, during student-teacher conferences, or with co-workers. Students, especially at more competitive schools, can often feel great stress. Asking students about what is going right in...