Friday, March 21, 2008
Sharon will be at the TESOL conference in New York City from April 1-6. She will be gone again April 16, 17, and 18 tending to a family matter.
Please be patient and don't leave too many messages or she might not come back.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This student-to-be lives in Glendale. Call me if you're interested in working with her.
(That's not really her picture, but it is a Burmese Karen grandmother!)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I've had a lot of questions about lesson planning lately. There are a lot of theories on how best to prepare a syllabus, scope and sequence, and specific lesson material. You can get a very good idea of how to organize your teaching by checking a few of the links here. For more, do a Google search on ESL lesson planning.
Click any link to see the plan.
Lessons for nonliterate adults
Friday, March 7, 2008
Today on NPR's program All Things Considered, one of the feature stories was a lengthy interview with Michael Gaouette, the new head of the UN team overseeing UN and African Union forces in Darfur. The interview is both informative and discouraging.
You can listen to the entire story online by clicking here.
Once the troops are in Darfur, Gaouette tells Melissa Block, their mandate is "tremendously expansive."
"We've been tasked to look into the human rights situation. We've been tasked to help with building systems for the rule of law. We've been tasked to help in an area they call 'child protection,'" he says. "But the marquee issue in the mandate is 'protection of civilians.'"
Gaouette says he's concerned that there may be an expectation
that the force "would be able to somehow magically step between two warring
parties and stop a war."
"We're not equipped to do so."
Monday, March 3, 2008
This is an excellent interview with a refugee from Burma. Pay particular attention to the part "Fears about coming to the U.S." Click here
I'm not sure what it means other than we live in Colorado. And it's March. And it's time to report your home tutoring hours for February.
Please let me know your hours no later than Friday, March 7. My report is due on Monday, March10.