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by Grover
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Computer Assisted with a wrinkle or two
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Computer Assisted with a wrinkle or two

My name is Brian Grover and I teach at Andong National University in South Korea. I'm looking to partner with a class, somewhere in Asia preferably due to time zones, to create a timeline of American Literature from late 19th Century up until the 21st Century using Sutori. I'm hoping to do this in c...
by Grover
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Let's collaborate!
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Let's collaborate!

My name is Brian Grover and I teach at Andong National University in South Korea. I'm looking to partner with a class, somewhere in Asia preferably due to time zones, to create a timeline of American Literature from late 19th Century up until the 21st Century using Sutori. I'm hoping to do this in c...
by Grover
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: First lesson with one-to-one financial English student
Replies: 1
Views: 3909

Try using Word Associations

You can use simple word association exercises to quickly generate topics on the fly. Use something that I call Guided Word Associations to focus topical choice by limiting prompts to financial words such as "banking" or "money" or even "theft." The idea is to move from prompt to related associations...
by Grover
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Why Fish & Chip Shop, but not Fish & Chips Shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 4024

Okay Over Here

I'm guessing that's British English you are talking about old chap. On this side of the pond we can indeed say "Fish & Chips Shop." I suppose it's the sibilance that makes it possible. Likewise we would say "The Simpsons Show." In both cases the adjectival part is taken as a single, unbreakable piec...
by Grover
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Tip for encouraging adult learners who give up easily
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Use of the students' native language in the classroom by the teacher is verboten, imho. Some teachers will argue that doing so improves efficiency but what it really does is rob the student of a small but not insignificant chance at real communication. That's instead of a lot of the pretend -- and n...
by Grover
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Discussing religion in class
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Survey Closed

Did you know the survey is closed? If what you are surveying about is related to the use of games in the classroom [the topic of this forum] then your friend might be interested in the long running Games Use Survey as additional raw material for his/her paper. You can see an overview of the results ...
by Grover
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Textbook Question RE: Canadian Spelling
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Textbook Question RE: Canadian Spelling

I’m putting the finishing touches on a textbook, some aspects of which I’ve presented on at various English teaching conferences in North America. It's called Catalyst: A Conversation Taskbook for English Language Learners and I have a question about the use of Canadianized spellings. Though the boo...