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Thinking Outside the Paragraph in Baltimore

Below is a slideshow of one of the presentations we gave at Baltimore TESOL, “Thinking Outside the Paragraph,” where we outline three key principles that inform our teaching of academic writing at lower levels and helped formulate the pedagogy behind our new writing series, Trio Writing, by Oxford University Press. Beginning […]

First Day of Class Community Building

The first day of class can be a bit scary. New students shuffle in, nervously clutching registration papers.  After a quick glance at the room number, they take a seat, often far from each other.  Occasionally, a returning student will recognize a pal from the past, and after a joyful greeting, the friends sit close together. The new ones, […]

Films as Community Builders

The students in our ESOL program have busy lives. The majority of them have jobs, many have children, and several are full-time students and part-time workers.   They have very little time to socialize at school, and few have the opportunity practice their English outside of class. As a […]