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Using Story Writing to Teach English

Story writing allows students to personalize the language they have learned. It is motivating and interesting because students work on their productive language skills, grammar, spelling and writing in a creative way.

Using the Whiteboard Effectively

The whiteboard, or any similar surface for writing on, is a key tool for every teacher to master in order to be effective as an instructor.  The whiteboard allows you to give students supplementary visual information to add to what you're saying verbally.

Using Timelines to Teach Verb Tenses

While the form of English grammar, or how it is made, is quite straightforward, the use of those forms is somewhat more complicated. It is actually the use of grammar, not the form, that presents the most challenges for both students and teachers alike.

Writing Activities for Low Level Classes

The language skill of writing can be very overwhelming for low level students.

Written Corrective Feedback

Written corrective feedback is not only targeted to errors, but also includes commentary on content, form and organization. In this course, we will develop a vocabulary to use when discussing written corrective feedback in an ESL classroom.

Yes, There ARE Patterns in English Spelling

Students and teachers alike often complain about the challenges of English spelling, given the myriad rules which seem to break other rules, which break other rules.  There does not seem to be much consistency between how words are pronounced and how they are spelled.

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