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Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 30th, 2012, 01:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By Eric18
Re: Video Activity Library for Teachers & Students

Thank you Richard and Dennis for the helpful, practical tips. I have been trying to incorporate far more online video activities - especially for homework assignments - to "flip" the classes so...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 30th, 2012, 01:21 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,319
Posted By Eric18
New Conversation Book for Intermediate American English Language Learners

Are you looking for a conversation book to deploy in your tutoring lessons or listening and speaking classes? Do your students want to - and need to - talk more in class? Are you looking to add...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 30th, 2012, 01:14 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 43,405
Posted By Eric18
Re: NEW - English Language Teaching in Action DVD Series

Thank you! You've created a one-stop inservice program - or effective orientation - for new English teachers with limited or non-existent teaching experience. Given the number of "floaters" and...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 30th, 2012, 01:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By Eric18
Re: New iBook for ESL teacher/instructors

Thank you for sharing this iphone ebook and app. Do you have a hard copy that can be used by less tech-savvy classroom teachers? Just curious.
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jul 30th, 2012, 01:12 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,536
Posted By Eric18
Re: Simply Different: SpeakYourMind

Josh - Thank you for sharing your website and practical program to develop focused vocabulary in natural conversations. I share your conviction that lexis-driven approaches often work best,...
Forum: ESL Articles Jan 23rd, 2012, 02:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 18,901
Posted By Eric18
Re: Do You Use Newspapers in Your English Class Yet?

My pleasure!

Helping our students become savvy consumers of news and more self-directed in their reading should be core goals in our English courses. Or so it seems to me.
Forum: Ask & Answer Questions Worksheets Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 8,802
Posted By Eric18
Smile Re: Questions about a potential life partner!

Please use it in your research - and send me a copy when you are done!

I always appreciate citations, and feedback. I've used the questions with adult education, community college, and university...
Forum: English Questions Nov 19th, 2010, 02:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,715
Posted By Eric18
Re: look at a complaint

Sue - Thank you! I'm still less familiar than ideal with the ESLHQ format.

Sorry about that!
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 19th, 2010, 11:04 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,165
Posted By Eric18
Look at a complaint

By the way, learning to write complaint letters remains a practical skill in our imperfect world!

I often have students write five-paragraph letters complaining of specific consumer problems during...
Forum: ESL Articles Nov 19th, 2010, 10:48 am
Replies: 3
Views: 46,500
Posted By Eric18
Re: Teaching ESL to children in Japan is easy with the right tools!

Three years out, I'm curious what you would add to this excellent article.

What new edutainment programs have impressed you? Are there smart phone applications that you recommend for teaching...
Forum: Teaching ESL Nov 16th, 2010, 07:52 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 3,186
Posted By Eric18
This I Believe

What are your core beliefs? More importantly, what are your studentsí core beliefs? How can you help English language learners improve their listening skills while exploring their own personal...
Forum: ESL Articles Nov 12th, 2010, 07:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 18,901
Posted By Eric18
Do You Use Newspapers in Your English Class Yet?

Newspapers tell us the news, and inform us about how today is different from yesterday. They provide us with some clues and some information to help us better understand our rapidly changing world....
Forum: Advertise Your Services Nov 12th, 2010, 07:14 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,893
Posted By Eric18
Find Reviews of ESL/EFL Books - And Write Reviews Too!

Do you have a favorite ESL textbook? Are you looking for a specific type of ESL/EFL textbook? Would you like to rant and rave about an awful ESL or EFL textbook that cost too much and taught too...
Forum: Advertise Your Services May 2nd, 2010, 01:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,148
Posted By Eric18
Re: Post your Language Resource Websites

Wow - That English College China list is impressive!
Forum: Advertise Your Services May 2nd, 2010, 01:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,148
Posted By Eric18
Re: Post your Language Resource Websites

Let me join the party here.

Compelling Conversations (http://www.CompellingConversations.com)
ESL-Book (http://esl-book.com)

Thanks!
Forum: ESL Worksheets May 2nd, 2010, 01:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 19,571
Posted By Eric18
Re: Speaking Activity: Any, some and food quantity [ 44 cards ]

Thank you for sharing this simple, flexible, and practical exercise for ESL and EFL students of multiple levels.
Forum: ESL Worksheets May 2nd, 2010, 01:14 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 72,000
Posted By Eric18
Re: Comparatives and Superlatives Practice Sheet

This worksheet can also be the introduction for a short compare/contrast profile of three people for intermediate or high intermediate students. Naturally, as an American, I'll change the currency to...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 2nd, 2010, 01:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,872
Posted By Eric18
Re: Do you support ESL co-teaching? What type?

A certain degree of humility and self-doubt is always advisable, and hedging language avoids absolute statements and overly broad generalizations. Calling upon our personal experiences and consulting...
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 13th, 2009, 04:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,372
Posted By Eric18
Re: Teaching teenagers

Be friendly, but you can not be their friend. You can - and must - share your knowledge, awareness, and guide them toward becoming autotelic learners and better English speakers.
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 13th, 2009, 04:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,204
Posted By Eric18
Re: Good books for teaching EFL theory

Thanks for the practical tip and Amazon link!

Old does not invalidate or out-date - in this situation.
Forum: Teaching ESL Sep 12th, 2009, 10:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,204
Posted By Eric18
Re: Good books for teaching EFL theory

Brown's book remains the gold standard, but it can be a bit dry.

The most practical - and engaging - book on theory that I've read comes from Cambridge University Press called Global Englishes. By...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:37 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,233
Posted By Eric18
Re: FLUENT - The ESL Game (free online game)

Good luck with the project!

The two-person version will, I suspect, be far more popular.
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 24,406
Posted By Eric18
Re: Lesson Starters/Fillers - Current Topic Discussion Questions

Consider me impressed with the speed and frequency of news and current event lesson activities.

For worse or for better, I've found sticking to contemporary topics with a "timeless" twist far...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,706
Posted By Eric18
Re: Your chance to help!

Book covers definitely impact sales. It's worth spending the time picking one that works for you - and your target audience.

Alas, my eye is less than ideal and I don't trust my own instinct. Good...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:26 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,205
Posted By Eric18
Re: ESL Books-highly recommended!!!

Both books should help English language learners become more comfortable speaking in our strange, difficult, and misspelled language!
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