04
JAN
2017

Surviving and Thriving in the IEP Accreditation Process

This January, my colleage Bruce Rindler and I will be speaking at the EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference in Monterey, CA. Our talk is on surviving and thriving in the IEP accreditation process. I put together a brief video to give a sense of what we’ll be...
15
APR
2016
The Wizard of Oz goes to TESOL

The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL Tale

This spring marked the 50th anniversary of the TESOL International Association. The convention in Baltimore was sprinkled with various celebrations of the big event. One such celebration was a musical production, The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL Tale.  In this retelling of the Wizard of...
06
NOV
2014

Using movies to raise cultural awareness

Using movies or films in class is a great way to help student both learn more about language and also about culture and cultural differences.  These days there are tons of films available that deal with interesting intercultural issues. Here are some thoughts on how to use film...
13
FEB
2014

Helping reluctant students to write

Here are a few words of advice on helping students write essays. It’s part of a series from Oxford University Press in which students are invited to ask questions of the authors of Q: Skills for Success.  You can watch in in the YouTube version below, or go to the OUP ELT...
09
OCT
2013

Questions for Q: Skills for Success authors ?

Oxford University Press has started asking users of Q:Skills for success what they would like to know about the books and how to use them better.  Watch this video to get instructions on how to submit your questions.  
06
JUL
2012

Try a webinar !

Earlier this year I had the chance to take part in an online professional development opportunity known as the Virtual Round Table Web Conference. Participants from all over the globe gave online presentations in a webinar format on subjects related to technology and language...