Hey all! Okay, English Only rears its ugly head again (seems to occur about once every four to six months in the forums I follow!), this time in a seemingly innocent question about how to get students to use English in the classroom instead of their native language. If you’ve read my earlier thoughts on … More An Innocent (¿?) English Only Question Posed…. How Was It Answered?
My internet connection is acting up, been unable to do just about anything for nearly three hours, so here’s a cheat, another one of those articles I wrote for that content farm. It probably needs a good edit or two, but what it says is still of value. Sorry for the horrible style (again, … More Why a Full Immersion Experience is Essential for Language Mastery
I’m going to rant a bit about this “English ONLY” concept that crops up from time to time among ESL teachers. Why? … More “English Only”– a Great Way to Waste Time in Your ESL Class
Okay, it’s Friday, “English Club Day” at the local ESL Academy in the town near Barcelona. This is the day that regular classes are not held, the kids can show up and participate in “activities” that are meant to be fun and are meant to add to the twice-a-week classes they attend Monday through Thursday. … More “Prinks”– More on English Only