Thursday, May 29, 2008

Welcome Party in the English Lounge at Togaku

Today a fantastic event was held in the English Lounge at Toyo Gakuen University. It was a Welcome Party. It was organised by Harumi, Megumi, and Asami. Asami drew the beautiful poster above. Harumi made the posters below.

Harumi was the MC and she did a great job. She spoke very clear and easy to understand English. Megumi and Asami helped out with the MC duties too. The also did a fabulous job.

The party started with a tour around the campus. At various checkpoints along the way we had to carefully observe the areas and be prepared to answer a quiz. It was a great way to see the campus. Then, many students and teachers sang and performed songs by The Police, The Beatles, Radiohead, Van Morrison, and The Troggs. There were a few songs from the Sound of Music performed too.

The last two weeks were a great time to be on campus because the students were practicing their songs every day. So, we could hear music around campus every day. It brightened our spirits on these rainy days. I hope we have another event like this soon.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Introducing France

This is a slideshow about France made by David Deubelbeiss, a great teacher in Korea.
I have been to Paris. I visited Notre Dame Cathedral, The Louvre, and Centre Georges Pomipdou. Centre George Pompipou was my favourite place.

Watch the slideshow.
Do the tasks below.

Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Tell me 3 places that you want to visit in Paris. Why do you want to visit these places?
Your talk must be at least 50 words.
E-mail your recording to me.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

21st Century Learners

This is a great video by a teacher in the United States called Nathan Lowell. Are you a 21st Century Learner?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Shibaura Institute of Technology Listening Comprehension 2008 Assignment 1

The topic of your first assignment is music.

You will hear three interviews. Listen to the interviewers and do the tasks on the worksheet. Follow these steps:

First download your worksheet. Click this link:

Task 1
Click this link:

Task 2
Click this link:

Click this link:

These interviews come from a great website called ELLLO. ELLLO means English language Listening On-line. The interviewer is my friend Todd Beuckens. You can hear more of Todd's interviews by clicking here.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

This is Brazil: A voicethread presentation by students in Brazil

This is a terrific slideshow presentation about Brazil done by students in Brazil. Their teacher is Ronaldo Lima. Mr. Lima must be a great teacher because his students speak English very well.
I hope this presentation inspires you. It inspired me!