What are these? How are they used? Share the post “How Context Matters”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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I am teaching in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery school in India. The area surrounding the school is rural; we have fields of ginger and coconut trees. The school is provided for the monks that live in the monastery and is entirely funded through the monastery. I see the students for one class a day. There [...]
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The way to become a teacher is to be a teacher. It is a truism in education that the way we become good teachers is through experience. The things we learn in certificate programs and grad school help, of course, but it is the act of teaching that gives us the skills we need. [...]
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When you’re walking down a path and you see a hill, what do you think? Share the post “About mountains, challenges and teaching (by Cecilia Lemos)”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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Recently, I participated in a fabulous digital storytelling workshop through TESOL Electronic Village Online. One of the activities that caught my eye during the workshop was Six Word Stories. The process is simple: Students choose a picture and tell a story in six words. Share the post “Six Word Stories”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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At the end of January, I wrote a post inspired by Volkswagen’s Fun Theory competition. (If you missed the original post, it’s here: The Fun Theory in Language Learning) As often happens, as soon as I had “fun” on the brain, I started seeing posts and information related to this topic all around me in [...]
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In the US, they call it Duck Duck Goose. In Bulgaria they call it Pesek, while in Ghana they call it Antokyire. Children across the globe call it many different names, and in the Philippines we call it Iring-Iring. Iring is a Bisaya (Filipino vernacular) word for cat. Share the post “Cat and Mouse: Reinvention [...]
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I was in Okayama last weekend for the OUP Teaching Workshops. Okayama is famous for several things, including a story many of you know (at least in translation) and a food enjoyed by the main character in that story. Finding the name of the story and the name of the food is your webquest for [...]
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This Valentine’s Day, since all the chocolate in Japan goes to men, I’m enjoying spending some quality time with the longest (non-family) relationship in my life: teaching. Share the post “Teaching: a love story”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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Sendai was the first stop for this year’s OUP Teaching Workshop series, and what a great place to begin! Share the post “Back from Sendai, with souvenirs!”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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