O Vello Cárcere (The Old Gaol) The old jail is a building in the centre of Lugo outside its Roman wall. Built in 1887 it was once the newest jail of its type:...read more
How do you find material, for use by students of ESL whose ability far exceeds that of their peers?
I have been fortunate enough to have taught a few students like this and it’s very hard to find material for them.
Materials aimed at their age are too easy while materials aimed at their ability expect a level of worldliness that they don’t yet have.
Teachers don’t have the time to create or adapt materials for each of their classes. So we all depend on materials created by others sometimes.
So is it possible can you teach these exceptional students materials for older students?read more
Three-sided cards are actually one of the reasons Anki was created. Learners of Japanese need to connect words and sentences with at least two aspects of Japanese first a symbol and second its pronunciation. In fact those of Japanese are faced with more than one set of symbols (kan’ji,hiragana and katakana) making four or even five – sided cards desirable.
I use three-sided cards to help extend and maintain my vocabulary here Galicia; a bilingual part of Spain.
I want to describe practical steps one can take in a class to make vocabulary classe a little more fun. As we all know, vocabulary should really be taught from within a context; either hidden within a range of activities and exercises, or presented in small, closely...read more
How to integrate Anki into the classroom Tools: Computer connected to: some sort of screen, projector or whiteboard Anki SRS(https://apps.ankiweb.net) Aims Lesson Aims: Make students consider and take notice of new words Make learning of vocabulary more fun Dedicate...read more
Somehow and for some reason the El Progresso de Lugo newspaper noticed my LLX meetings and conducted and interview with me and some of the atendees. The article was published yesterday, Sunday the 28th of August. Sadly there's no online version available. Also the...read more
The website for my LLX, my weekly language and cultural exchange has reached the point I'd call "2.0" Any additions I'll be making in the coming months will only be to content. I have to share more of the answers to my word albums, add a section for press coverage and...read more
This is the first entry in my blog. I don't yet have a theme for the blog. I'm kind hoping there isn't one, if that's possible. It's just a place to put my thoughts into words. Grammar and syntax are not the priorityread more