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Using Board Games

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Listen to the show. This week’s show is on using board games off the shelf.   Ron and Mark offer some suggestions for  how you can use board games in ESL classes and as communicative activities. We cover: games that are ready to go right of the shelf, like Scrabble, Pictionary, … games you need to […]

What makes for a good speaking activity

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Listen to the show. This week Chris Cotter from Heads Up English.com is with us again. Heads Up English.com has some new lower intermediate exercises: speaking activities, listening activities, grammar worksheets and vocabulary exercises free for download! Please check out Heads Up English.com! Mark starts the conversation off and offers quite a few ideas about […]

The Silent Way in Language Teaching

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Listen to the show. We have a big show this week, so we get right into it. Mark and Ron cover these points concerning the Silent Way methodology: what is the Silent Way Method key aspects of the Silent Method how does the Silent Method work in class using cuisenaire rods, colored blocks and instilling […]

Content and Language Intergrated Learning

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Listen to the show. Clive of ESL Podcards is with us again this week. He’s been working his site and enrolled in a new course. He’s learning about Content and Language Intergrated Learning (CLIL.) In the beginning Clive gives us a quick run down of what CLIL is. Clive and Mark take a look at […]

Englipedia – “Sharing a little, gaining a lot”

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Listen to the show. THe show starts off with a brief look at the possible hazards associated with teaching ESL. Mark has a pretty interesting story from work this week. This podcast we’re glad to welcome Patrick Bickford, from Englipedia. Patrick tells us a little about where he’s teaching, what he’s doing and about the […]

Using a Projector in Classes

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Listen to the show. The new school year has started in Taiwan and Ron is back to work. Easter and St. Patrick’s Day are upon us this month and Mark has some new materials for these holidays if you’re interested. Easter – flashcards, coloring, stickers, sticker charts, printable greeting cards, certificates, Easter bingo cards, an […]

the Audio-Lingual Method and how we can use it

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Listen to the show. Mark has a lot of news. Things are moving and shaking at MES-English with a new website that will bring a lot of flexibility to MES-English users and provide materials for teachers that may not have been MES-E users in the past. Tools for Educators.com! Mark has been working for a […]

Writing up a lesson plan

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Listen to the show. This week’s show deals with creating a lesson plan. requirements for a lesson plan why you should have a lesson plan what goes into a lesson plan the lesson plan as a record for other teachers tips for adding to your plan while it’s in action sample lesson plans from Mark […]

Planning an event, show, or presentation

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Listen to the show. Happy New Year!  We’re back and we hope everyone has had a great holiday.  Ron’s in Tailand and Mark is freezing in Nagano.  The idea of enjoying winter and getting out in the snow came up, but … This show deals with putting together an ESL event, show, or presentation for […]

Organization on the job

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Listen to the show. Merry Christmas! This will be the last podcast of 2007 and we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Mark has a lot of news this show. Hospital English.com has been updated!  I’m sure everyone was waiting for this and it has come.  There are […]