Sunday, 24 November 2013


I had someone from their group read it out and I gave feedback.
I missed one...
I said that some would make good thesis statements where as others might be better just in an intro or one body paragraph.

Thesis statements?

a variety of ideas
I tried to encourage diversity.
they had a lot of ideas.


my students were putting a sentence on the board that they came up with in a group.
I brought a bag of markers so they wouldn't have to wait.
groups of 2 -3 talking about charity.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Board before i came in

I have no idea what this says but it was here before my class.  I try not to erase other profs' musings.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


students have to write about risk and create a narrative essay.  I emphasised adding details and describing what they imagine as it usually goes unsaid.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Blind houses

one student drew what another directed him to.
look, say, listen, draw.
I like these but students drop "There is a"  and to "the right" and just say "cat" or sun.  one kid didn't know the English for "Tree".  I like to get them talking and the drawing is a nice result.  you can look and see how close you were to being accurate.  


Doing position and describing
What is in the Room?  To the left, on the top, etc.
There is a ...
where is it at?
in my hand, on the desk,  etc.  I walk around and ask them what is it?  where is it? and emphasis on a pen, an eraser.
your nutty professor!!

Conversation E

Koreans should learn English to speak it.  Not to fill out multiple choice pen and paper tests.  CHINA

also this is kind of funny.  Two people try to imitate how English sounds to those that can't understand it.