I've been giving more and more workshops on using Technology and Language Teaching.
Here's a presentation with lots of direct links to applications, tools, games, resources that I think English teachers will find useful in their "wired" classroom.
I also recommend going HERE for more tutorials and information.… Continue
Pluralism is something we don't think about too often but WE SHOULD, especially as language teachers, especially English language teachers.
Part of our role, wherever we are, is to educate our students about the incredible diversity of this planet, cultural/linguistic. Educate our students to embrace "the other" and love the other (if I may be so old fashioned). Part of doing this, is to be… Continue
Added by ddeubel on August 18, 2009 at 10:30am —
Long ago, when lost in translation, in E. Europe, I was a copy editor for a English Chinese business magazine. I'd get the articles and polish them and send them back. This was in the very early days of the internet. Part of my…
I just finished watching episode 2 of this series, Back to School, which, along with original 2002 Time for School broadcast, can be watched in their entirety online. Part 3 is coming in September. I'm really glad I watched.… Continue
It is so important for language teachers to understand "the world" of their students and/or the society they are entering/visiting/living in....
One of the essential handbooks for gaining quick and valuable information about a foreign culture is Understanding Your International Students - Jeffra Flaitz, U. of Mich. Press. / Also,… Continue
I spent some time making a new word game. You could make your own too! I'm just testing this out and would like comments. Further editions will be "lower" in level and much easier. Just want to see how this might work as a concept. I got the idea from a blog I visited awhile back but for the life of me, can't remember which!
Our audio / music player, besides having some damn fine music, has a lot of great conversations and podcasts/lectures on all kinds of topics about language and teaching. I really enjoy just turning to these from time to time, to refresh myself and get my brain "a priming" and feeling alive with the mystery and wonder of it all.
I've now made it easier. Here are a couple of series of podcasts. The first, just 5… Continue
Added by ddeubel on August 2, 2009 at 12:00pm —