English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

By using a comprehensive approach towards teaching English pronunciation, the teacher can create a basis for many of the tasks in the ESL class. Pronunciation can become not only an alternative to daily grammar and structure lessons and exercises, it can also support activities such as listening comprehension and word order. Though improving pronunciation is … More English Pronunciation for the ESL Learner

Sentence Structure and Substitution Techniques in Language Learning

Most languages have a basic structure that can be recognized, learned and taken advantage of when learning to speak them. This structure is often diagrammed into grammatical components, such as nouns, verbs, subjects and predicates. However, at any level of language learning, you can take advantage of the most simple of sentence structures and develop … More Sentence Structure and Substitution Techniques in Language Learning

How to Create a Useful Language Learning Journal

A language learning journal is a study tool that is helpful in developing habits and keeping record of your achievements while studying a new language. It is an addition to the text, notebooks and binder of homework assignments. It serves as a day-to-day reminder of what you have learned, what you should remember, where you were … More How to Create a Useful Language Learning Journal

How traditional memorization and recitation techniques help students develop strong cognitive abilities

Hey all. This is an “article” I wrote years ago for a content farm. The title was given (I certainly didn’t make it up!). The style was determined by “standards” of the platform (which I later reworked for them and will post here at a later date), not at all blog-style and certainly not my … More How traditional memorization and recitation techniques help students develop strong cognitive abilities

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