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Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 74 Replies

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Global Issues in English Language Education

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ESL etc.

About Me

I've been teaching English for over 8 years - 5 in Taiwan, 2.5 in Hawaii and 1 in China. I've got a website (ESL etc.) which includes materials I've made, a "weekly" podcast and links to a bunch of other resources. I'm especially interested in bringing global issues and activism into the language classroom. Oh, and I've got an MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii.

I am currently the technology coordinator for the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida.

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TESOL Electronic Village 2008

Posted on December 3, 2007 at 2:37am 1 Comment

I just posted about this on my blog, ESLetc.com.

From January 14 to February 24, TESOL is offering a free, online conference. In addition to being free, the session are open to non-TESOL members. The Electronic Village Online is run by TESOL’s computer assisted language…



Posted on October 9, 2007 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Globalization101 offers information and interdisciplinary activities based on the complexities of globalization. Their goal is to get students to think about the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers.

On the teacher’s page, they offer a variety of lesson plans that…


If you're looking for blog posts...

Posted on October 4, 2007 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

I've been blogging at my website (ESLetc.com). Recently, in addition to my podcasts, I've been looking at some global issues-themed videogames in terms of how they might be used with language learners.

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At 2:53pm on January 1, 2008,
Happy New Year!! :)
At 5:20pm on November 9, 2007,
Till now I have never played video games..:( Will try when my next vacation.. thanks, Dave!
At 12:11pm on November 9, 2007,

I'm asking a couple members for some advice about podcasting. I'd like to do it well enough but also will just dive in. I've set up an account for us at http://eflclassroom.podcastpeople.com/login

eflclassroom for both ID and PW.

I will make a post and schedule and episode shortly, after I do a few dry runs.

but any tips as to time of day, organization, topics are appreciated and once I schedule the first program I'll be asking all members for advice. For the moment I'm thinking of twice monthly podcasts....

If you have any tips/advice, much appreciated. Cheers,

At 1:19pm on October 4, 2007,
Please add them as you go (podcasts). I am making it a point to check out the podcast possibilites -- like everything it seems to be a bit like CSI to figure out what works and what doesn't.

I think it great for other teachers to be exposed to what other teachers are doing, thinking. The most valuable time we can spend to help our classrooms. Your podcasts make that happen.

I also will put up a thread about all the members blogs. There are many great ones and I might even just make a new page listing all of them. (one more job to do!). When I post, please let others know about your blog.

More later,

At 11:17am on October 4, 2007,

I just want to take a few moments and compliment you on your site/blog. Very well designed and not too "stuffed". Great look and content and I'm slowly working into your podcasts. I liked the Disaster game!

Your interest in global initiatives is commendable and I know there are a few more members who are into a lot of stuff globally, especially with Africa. Probably deserves a call to arms! This blog post will interest you. I drop in on Dave a lot (so many of us!) and we follow the same threads on classroom 2.0 . You might also find the ning there on Global Challenges. This is Dave's post about a global portal of "experts" to help teachers.

I will also be having some podcasts hosted for members here. Do you have the expertise to host one for us? There are several members who podcast and I've decided it better to just piggy back on the expertise of others rather than make a seperate podcast for us here.......

Hope all is well, you should also see Andrew Finch's book on Tourism for Korea, Visit Korea. A great ESP book and could be adapted for China. It's uploaded into our media fire account under ESL Books.


At 12:26am on September 26, 2007,

So glad you found us. Welcome to EFL Classroom 2.0 ! I hope you'll find a great "home" for learning and teaching. I look forward to your own contribution here and you sharing your experiences with us. Great to have some more members working in China and we need that perspective. Your years of experience and knowledge of materials design will be a big help.

When you have a moment, personalize your homepage, click around and see a lot of great videos, presentations, links to resources and pics, music. Share in the forums and put up or link to your own blog. Check out our great Buzka library of links and form or join a group. You have unlimited photo storage and can make your own albums and slideshows. Even chat to my double, Dave the "bot". Look forward to many new NING developments including interactive friend online chat coming soon. Make some great teaching friends here, just click and invite.

Make sure you introduce yourself in our "introduce yourself" forum! And if you want, show others where you are from on the Frappr map.

If you haven't sent me an email address, please do so and I'll send you an invite to additional resources. Your email address in your profile is always secure and only known by admin (me).

Most of all, keep sharing and discussing. It makes all our jobs easier.

Happy teaching,

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