One of the classes I am currently teaching has been an absolute joy to teach. Each and every student has a enthusiastic attitude toward learning, and they all help one another to make sure no one feels left behind. As a teacher, I can't even begin to tell you how motivating it is to walk into a … Continue reading Liven Up Class with a Grammar Auction!
In all honesty, when I first started teaching, I really struggled with written error correction. If I am even more honest...I still don't love how I do it. Every semester, I find myself making notes on how I want to change something for the next group of students. Sometimes I even question how effective corrective … Continue reading Written Error Correction isn’t Clear-cut
(This is an older post that I have transitioned over from an out-of-date Blogger account. I am in the process of switch the Word documents over into Google Docs!) My colleague Kathy Moulton and I presented at the 2014 VATESOL Annual Conference at Longwood University in Farmville, VA on ways to implement targeted writing activities … Continue reading Targeted Writing Activities for the ESL Grammar Class (Print & Go)
Over the past few years, I have been curating a list of vocabulary resources for students to utilize outside of the classroom. That being said, all of these websites and tools are equally as useful for instructors to use in class and to design materials! Have you ever used any of these sites before, or … Continue reading Online Vocabulary Resources