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Running Dictations: A Runaway Success

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Back in May, my fellow TESOL blogger Tara Arnsten wrote a thought-provoking blog post about running dictations. As she succinctly explained it: For Running Dictations in its simplest form, the teacher has to prepare just two short paragraphs, each taped … Continue reading

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Getting Ahead in English Outside of Class – Day 1

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

On college campuses all across the United States, adult ESL classes are getting underway for the fall semester.  Ever since I began teaching, I have devoted a substantial portion of the first day of class to laying the groundwork for … Continue reading

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Fish Can Really Help: Transitioning From One Culture to Another

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

Background Mika came to us a little bewildered nearly halfway into the school year. She was aggressive in her body language and in her volume. She didn’t speak any English at all, but she was in a place where her … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to the Newseum

Kendra Johnson
Kendra Johnson

Question: Where can you go to find out the news of the day in your country as well as what’s going on half way around the world? Answer: www.newseum.org Every day, this Web site features the front pages of hundreds … Continue reading

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