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Literacy on the tube

The London Underground is 150 years old this year! You don’t have to be London-based to take advantage of all the learning opportunities a tube topic has to offer. Overseas students will be able to experience a little bit of life in London, and students anywhere will be able to compare London transportation with modes … Continue reading

All about vowels – activities and a song for young learners

Metalinguistic knowledge (knowledge about language) is important for all children, but especially for children learning English as an additional language. I use these activities to introduce very young children to the basic alphabetic categories they will encounter throughout their schooling. I’ve used the song and activities with children aged 3 – 7. They all seem … Continue reading

‘A Day Without Media’ – Are our students really addicted to the internet?

There seems to be a trend at the moment among the freshman EAL classes that I tutor for. A couple of professors have assigned the students readings about internet addiction, and challenged them to go a day without digital media. The students then come to me when they are writing a reflective piece on their … Continue reading

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