Archive | June, 2016

Back Burner Grammar: Wrong Strategy

Are You Putting Your Focus on Grammar on the Back Burner?

Are You Putting Your Focus on Grammar on the Back Burner?

Yesterday one of my EFL learners put his grammar on the back burner. He wanted to have a 45 minute conversation class and didn't want to think about how to use grammar when speaking English. I don't think he realized how he was sabotaging his English fluency.

He pointed out that he did not want a grammar lesson but just wanted to talk.

My learner doesn't live in an English speaking country so opportunities for him to speak English socially don't come very often.

 

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Clouds of Despair: How An Artist Beat A Villain

Cloud-eating Cloud

Cloud-eating Cloud

Clouds of despair loomed over the heads of each person who lived in a land on the other side of the world. This is the story of a villain and a hero.

The people in this land had learned how to turn off their feelings and pretend everything was alright.

Those brave or foolish enough to speak out for change were exiled to the remote corners of this land, often never to return.

A villain was controlling the free will of the collective.

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