Crime And Punishment

Hi Everyone, Today we began by looking at this photo from an article in the New York Times newspaper. The article ran on May 23, 1957.  So we split into 2 groups, one group had the information about what was going on in the photo, and the other group asked yes/no questions to try to…

Stages Of Life

Happy Spring Everyone, Well it is finally feeling more and more like Spring these days. The days are brighter, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping. We started off yesterday’s class with a discussion of how spring is celebrated around the world. We talked about activities we do in…

Magic : Tricks, Illusions And Deceptions

Hi Everyone, Today we reviewed and practiced Part 2 of our casual conversation corner. We looked at a variety of common conversation responses that are used to send a specific emotion. For example, if I told you my dog ran away , you would say oh no!, which would indicate that you are concerned about my…

eBooks Or Paper Books?

Hi Everyone, Today we started with a great way to increase fluency and boost your confidence in speaking English. Most conversational English uses casual phrases and expressions, which can be confusing! So, today we focused on phrases using “kidding”.  “Kidding” is just another word for “joking” . These phrases are used usually in response to…

Paper Love

Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody, Today we started off by answering this big question “What does the word LOVE mean to you?” Your answers were varied and included things like family, respect, patience, peace and more. We next talked about how do we communicate with the people we love? And how often do we communicate with them?…

Paperman Interactive Practice Links

  Please click here to link to vocabulary practice for Paperman. or Please click here for an interactive practice on there is/there are in Paperman.   

Empathy And Homelessness

Hi Everybody, We started off  morning with a quick review of some common antonyms or opposites. Then to make sure everyone was awake and ready to go we played a quick round of Antonyms By The Bell. We split up into two teams, Team A and Team B, and selected a captain to give us the…

Numbers In Our Daily Lives

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s hard to believe that the month of January is almost over! Today we began our conversation about numbers in our daily lives by talking about containers and quantities. We looked at various different containers, and talked about what they can be made of and what they could be used for.  We…

A View Of Cities

Hi Everyone, Today we started with a review of some common adjective and preposition combinations that are used in English. And this is one of those things where there are no rules that tell us when to use which combination!! But as you read and listen to more English you will become more and more…

(al)One

Hi Everyone, Yesterday’s topic was alone, but before we got into it we did a review of prefixes and suffixes. We all know that a prefix is a letter or group of letters that go at the beginning of a word and help to indicate or modify its meaning. And that a suffix is a letter or  group of letters…

Looking Back – Memories And Regrets

Hi Everyone, Thanks for coming out in yesterday’s freezing cold after Thursday’s snow storm!!! It was nice to have you all in class!       Happy New Year to you all and let’s have a great 2018!  We started off with a review of using “used to + infinitive“ and  “would + infinitive“ to…

Snowmen, Christmas Trees, and Winter Bingo!

Hi Everyone, Today is our last meeting for 2017! What a year it has been! We started today with a discussion about snowmen, a few of us come from countries where it doesn’t snow, but we all know about snowmen.  We talked about what we use to make the nose, eyes, and mouth. Some of us…