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If there are any readers left of this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed the incredibly slow trickle of entries over the last year or two compared to the frequent posts of yesteryear. I’ve kept this blog alive for a couple of reasons. One,...Show More Summary
This video made me bust my gut laughing.
This video made me bust my gut laughing.
The past couple of semesters my university has switched our program focus from 4 skills to presentation skills. In this time I’ve used a couple of textbooks aimed at teaching presentation skills to non-native speakers. While no textbook...Show More Summary
Yesterday on twitter I saw a tweet by @cotterhue that directed me to this post titled Six Things About Multiple Intelligences You Might Not Know. This is definitely worth reading especially if you haven’t thought critically about the...Show More Summary
Next weekend is the annual KOTESOL international conference. As usual I will be attending and have arranged a dinner out with several people that I only get to see once a year at this conference on Saturday evening. Are you going? vote in the poll and leave a comment.
About 10 days ago I hurt my leg exercising and now it’s really painful to walk. I went to see a doctor twice and got some pills and an injection each time. the injection did wonders, but only lasted one day. Basically I was told to do nothing for one week and everything will be fine. Show More Summary
The KOTESOL International conference 2009 is just around the corner and pre-registration has been open for awhile now. If you’re going you’ll want to pre-register before October 5 in order to avoid line-ups and also save a little money. Invited speakers included David Nunan, Rod Ellis, Kathleen Bailey and Scott Thornbury among others. Show More Summary
“The 400m individual swimming medley has been an Olympic competition since the 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo, Japan.” (Wikipedia online) A new metaphor There have been many metaphors describing the difficulties of studying English in Japan...Show More Summary
This semester I’m teaching a course titled “Life English”. No course goals, guidelines or information was given only the title and that it’s two hours once a week. A couple of weeks ago on facebook I posted a status update somethingShow More Summary
Call for presentations The KOTESOL Extensive Reading Special Interest Group (E.R. SIG), would like to invite presentation/workshop proposals for: The 2009 Symposium on Extensive Reading in Korean EFL The Symposium is co-hosted by the Korean English Education Society (KEES), and will be held in Sookmyung University in Seoul on November 14th. Show More Summary
I’m not sure if this blog has died or not. Needless to say I don’t post here very much. I’m considering selling the domain, but also don’t want all of my content to disappear – is that egotistic or what? I suppose if I got a good enough...Show More Summary
If you are trying to learn or teach the English language, there are a number of free online English Language and literature courses that can help with your quest. Many of these courses are offered through colleges and universities. Here...Show More Summary
With all the bad press foreign English teachers get in Korea it’s hard to stay positive. It also seems that there is some scaremongering going on about foreign teachers and swine flu. Anyhow Zen Kimchii posted a pic of a poster his boss put up to let off steam about this issue. For those to dense to realize this is clearly tongue in cheek.
So it appears that 30+ EFL teachers in Korea have been quarantined for testing positive for swine flu. One of the teachers is maintaining a blog Under Quarantine The teachers seem rather upbeat: Last night people smuggled Soju into their rooms. Show More Summary
This site allows you to type in IPA using an online form. Very very cool if you need to transcribe something phonetically.
Ars Technica reports that MPAA: teachers should videotape monitors, not rip DVDs. Basically the MPAA thinks that having teachers record a video using a camcorder videoing a tv is a good way to not pirate. Isnt’ this essentially the same...Show More Summary
Brian Deutsch has a long piece up inthe Korea Times that is well worth reading. I’m copying the entire thing here because I think it’s worth archiving and am not sure how long the Korea Times keeps these things around for. Brian also...Show More Summary
The web is an excellent resource for EFL teachers who are looking for jobs, career information, lesson plans, worksheet generators, blogs, and other helpful resources. Here are 20 websites worth visiting today: General Resources TEFL.net...Show More Summary
Web Resources Depot posted up a list of 7 Open Source E-Learning Applications. Other than Moodle, Claroline and Sakai were the only two I’ve heard of before. Do any readers have experience using any of these e-learning platforms? I’ve been using Moodle since around version 1.3. Show More Summary