Sunday, June 26, 2016

Laughing to Meet the World

The world of like-minded ESL professionals, that is. Sharing one's reflections on language, teaching, or even life in general with a large community can be intimidating. However, everyone should take note: A blog just built by Katrina Tamura can provide a space for you to approach self-reflections in a lighthearted way. Titled "I Laugh to Learn," Katrina's online venue already features two thoughtful entries, each seemingly triggered by a funny story or video. To check them out, and to start a topical discussion, please click at this URL: http://katrina-tamura.format.com/laughtolearn.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hello EEE Users!

"Word lists for conversational English" is how our former colleague Angela Webster described Easy Everyday English, a relatively new website that she is a volunteer marketing specialist for, at one of her retirement parties last Friday. EEE, for short, the evolving website does look like a good fit for our summer classes with their focus on listening and speaking skills. It is easy to navigate. The word lists are both organized well and explained simply. Many of the words come with clickable pronunciation or graphic help.  You may want to check it out here: www.easyeverydayenglish.com.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Early Bird Gets the Program

As the faculty in the San Marcos evening program gear up to hold their once-a-semester ESL Recognition Night event, their program for the event is ready for all to see, enjoy, and perhaps feel inspired enough to tell each other to come and check out the event.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Better Vocabulary Through A.Word.A.Day

Anu Garg, one of the Web's most persistent wordsmiths, offers a word a day by email. If you are disciplined enough to check online daily, the website is here: http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html. A recent article by Dr. Debra Josephson Abrams reintroduces Anu Garg to us, then describes how she is inspired by his A.Word.A.Day to create an integrated skills activity that engages students in a fun and collaborative way. You can read her article here: http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/puzzling-for-learning-a-crossed-stick-a-cross-tick-acrostic/education.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Upcoming ESL Recognition Night

Featuring: a guest speaker, student speakers, and more!
This is an event organized by the faculty in the San Marcos evening ESL program. All are invited to it. Click here to download the flyer.