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by James Trotta
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: New website for expats in Korea........
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

I don't see any teaching stuff.
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by James Trotta
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: APA style: chapter in a non-edited book, different authors
Replies: 0
Views: 2424

APA style: chapter in a non-edited book, different authors

I need to help my students cite their text, or specifically parts of their text, Making Peace . Look good (obviously I wouldn't use dashes but message boards are limited)? Brown, L.R. (1990). The illusion of progress. In E. Brooks and L. Fox, ----- Making Peace (pp. 4-8). Cambridge University Press.
by James Trotta
Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: English for Web design
Replies: 7
Views: 3678

Oh I just remembered you might some of the stuff here useful: www.eslgo.com/classes/technology
by James Trotta
Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: English for Web design
Replies: 7
Views: 3678

I just created www.buy-links.com which focuses on online advertising. You might find some parts of it useful.
by James Trotta
Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Please test me new message boards
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

BY the way if there's anything I learned trying them out with my current class it's that students need really clear directions. Otherwise you'll end up with ten threads on the same topic, or one thread about lots of topics!
by James Trotta
Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Please test me new message boards
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Thanks for the test. May I ask what you thought about the categories? Will they be liekly to help students or confuse students? To answer your question, yes, anyone can use the boards. The more the better. My reasoning is that when a student keeps a vocabulary journal, they can only find so many exa...
by James Trotta
Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Please test me new message boards
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Please test me new message boards

A colleague and I are going to experiemnt with online vocabualry and online grammar notebooks. If anyone has a minute, would you mind testing the message boards we want to use. There could be some problems because I just finished setting them up. www.learn-english-grammar.com www.learn-english-vocab...
by James Trotta
Tue May 18, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Free Teacher and Student Blogs
Replies: 6
Views: 6847

I didn't see a link submission, but feel free to add my blog directory (linked to above) or any of my personal blogs: www.stock-market-idea.com www.travel-plan-idea.com www.esl-blog.com www.nfl-giants.com www.seo-search-engine-ranking.com Also, please send me any blogs that welcome comments that sho...
by James Trotta
Mon May 17, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Free Teacher and Student Blogs
Replies: 6
Views: 6847

I can see why you might want to keep it ESL relevant, but its also important that students talk about real topics. If you take a look at my ESL & EFL friendly blogs directory you can find sports blogs, politics blogs, econimics blogs, travel blogs, etc. The whole point is to talk about something oth...
by James Trotta
Mon May 17, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: blogs
Replies: 6
Views: 4448

Re: blogs

Hi drumbrake! I use forums what would be the advantage of a blog? So far I have not really seen the necessity Siân :D One advantage is if learners in an EFL context want to practice with native speakers. I don't know of any predominantly native speaker message boards, but most blogs are run by nati...
by James Trotta
Mon May 17, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Learning English through Internet
Replies: 138
Views: 71888

Good reading material at Blogs for learning English & teaching English. These blogs welcome comments from English learners if anyone wants to practice writing too. I also have ESL go - free English as a second language which has free online classes.
by James Trotta
Mon May 17, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Free Teacher and Student Blogs
Replies: 6
Views: 6847

Why not have a go at an authentic blog?

Class blogs are a great idea, but what if students want to practice with native speakers? Then they can go to a normal or authentic blog. But it would be best to find one that welcomes comments from English learners. I'm working on a directory of such blogs here: Blogs for learning English & teachin...
by James Trotta
Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Keypals
Topic: Discussing the death penalty anytime soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 4503

Well it is a serious topic. When I do my taxi court role-play (as I did today) things are much different. http://www.eslgo.com/resources/sa/taxico.html
by James Trotta
Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Keypals
Topic: Discussing the death penalty anytime soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 4503

I find that my students appreciate some structure too. They like knowing exactly what I want them to do. The best communicative activities involve some planning time or you may find learners at a loss for words. Perhaps your learners need more planning time than they get?
by James Trotta
Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Keypals
Topic: Discussing the death penalty anytime soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 4503

You can see on the message boards that I didn't get a lot more than that, but I did get something. I used this lesson plan: http://www.eslgo.com/resources/lesson_plans/iron_lady.html You'll need the song "Iron Lady" by Phil Ochs to use it, but I've found it worthwhile for sparking discussion on the ...