To Pair or Not to Pair: Part Three: Stock Characters

  In this part I concentrate on the development of characters that your students can (and should!) pretend to be, so that it is not them speaking but someone else, an important step towards developing their target language personality. The stock characters Stock characters have been the basis of improvised drama for centuries. From the 3rd … More To Pair or Not to Pair: Part Three: Stock Characters

To Pair or not to Pair: Pair-work in the ESL Classroom: Part One

  Here’s a series I tried to guest post elsewhere; however, it was just too long and involved for the needs of that blog. So, I’m posting the work here for now, as I think it can be some pretty useful material (and it does no one any good simply saved on my hard drive!) … More To Pair or not to Pair: Pair-work in the ESL Classroom: Part One

Cheesy Named Blog Post: The Four Rs of Good Practice Habits

I used the “four Rs” for a good number of years. People seem to like it when a set of rules contains a cute alliteration. Funny, looking at ESL books on Amazon, I’ve found others using “r-words” to alliterate their own cute lists. Anyway, this list is mine and despite the cheesy name, I thought … More Cheesy Named Blog Post: The Four Rs of Good Practice Habits