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Project-Based Learning to Promote Language Skill Development: A Sample Reflection Project

Erin Knoche Laverick
Erin Knoche Laverick

Are you looking to energize your teaching and enhance student learning? Project-based learning (PBL) is a fun and meaningful way to integrate the use of language skills while promoting students’ critical thinking skills. As indicated by the name, project-based learning … Continue reading

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Teaching ELs the Features of Nonfiction Text

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In the classrooms that I’ve visited over the past few years, I found that many ELs, even those ready to exit ESL, were still having difficulties comprehending their science and social studies textbooks. It is important that both ESL and … Continue reading

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Literature in ELT: Using Literature for Conflict Resolution

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Sybil Marcus Sybil Marcus has lived and worked on four continents.  She taught ESL at the University of California at Berkeley Extension and at the Summer English Language Studies on the Berkeley campus.  She has presented at … Continue reading

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Tech-Break: Move It

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been quite a while since the last tech-break, so I think we are due for another one. In case you have forgotten them, tech-breaks are posts about fun and engaging tech-less activities for the language learning classroom. Some … Continue reading

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Graffiti Grammar: A Four Skills Activity

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

I recently read that “sitting is the new smoking,” or, in other words, that a sedentary lifestyle is a serious and under-appreciated health hazard. With this in mind, I have recently made a conscious effort to incorporate activities that regularly … Continue reading

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