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APR
2017

Resource Round-up: Easy English Times

Looking to improve your ESL students’ reading comprehension? The Easy English Times remains a fun and enlightening resource for English language learners.
29
DEC
2015

Hedging Language & Seeking Clarification in Our Arguments

In argumentative essays, it is crucial to acknowledge both sides of the discussion; a nearly impossible feat without using hedging language. Here's an interactive way to craft more conscientious arguments, and to make sure your audience is listening.
20
NOV
2015

Practicing Interview Skills: Mock Job Interviews and Self Evaluation

Finding work is not always an easy, and the job interview process can be quite intimidating. Fortunately, like most skills, practice makes progress.
14
JUN
2019

What do you do with a problem like the TOEFL iBT Test?

A target score on the TOEFL iBT remains a long-term goal for many EFL students. Brent Warner, ESL professor and TOEFL maven, offers some practical advice.
03
APR
2018

Teaching Matters: Introducing Informational Interviews to Your Advanced ESL Class

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” – Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), American author Speaking skills – in particular interview skills – matter. Job interviews – a perennial topic on this blog – are often stressful, especially for English language...
18
JAN
2018

Now Available: An eBook of essentials from Compelling Conversations – Japan!

  “No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly…and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.” —Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973-1014), Japanese author, The Tale of Genji Teachers and tutors of English: do you...
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...
02
SEP
2018

Savvy ESL Book Recommendations for Teachers of American Immigrants, Canadian Refugees, and International Students

  “What we know is a drop; what we don’t know is an ocean.” —Isaac Newton (1643-1727), English physicist    Do you teach new American immigrants, refugees and international students of English? Are you seeking fresh English as a second language (ESL) book...
29
MAY
2018

Review: What Should Every College ESL Student Know?

“The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” —Haruki Murakami (1949–), Japanese author What should every ESL student know? Beats me. “One size fits all” philosophies often seem a bit strange to me. Can...
13
JUN
2017
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Resource Round-up: ESL Garage on YouTube for English Language Learners

   “If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement.” —Andre Agassi (1970 – ), American former world-champion tennis player Do you teach Vietnamese English language learners? Is pronunciation a common obstacle in your classroom? If so, we highly...
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