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Caitlin Hamstra
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Free Audiobooks!
You saw that right! Pearson ELT is offering one free ESL reader audiobook every week, for seven weeks. This is a great way to encourage literacy in your classroom or to get everybody in your class to listen to the same book together. And did I mention that ...

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StoryCorps App
Hello all! I've had some wonderful feedback from teachers who have used StoryCorps in their classrooms. Well, I have some great news! StoryCorps now has an app . You can record interviews right on your smartphone and instantly upload them. You can also brow...

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Written Corrective Feedback
How do you give feedback on student work?  Pen on paper ? Voice recordings? Google Drive? Microsoft Word comments? Blackboard?  There are so many options that it can seem very overwhelming.  I am not going to talk about the research on written corrective fe...

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StoryCorps and MITESOL 2014
StoryCorps records people interviewing people they know and love. It is broadcast on NPR (Morning Edition) every Friday and is sure to bring tears to your eyes during your morning commute. If you've never heard of StoryCorps and have never heard an intervie...

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Introverts Learning Language
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Myersbriggs.org asks, "Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)." I'm definitely an extrovert... I get energy from being with other people...

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm curious if other countries have days dedicated to love, as well? What are they? When are they? What special things do you do? Image via www.rachelsenglish.com Here are a few posts around the internet about Valentine's Day and lang...

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Radio Silence
I apologize for my silence over the last year... I have been busy with life: I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I am in the process of apply to a Ph.D. program. However, I have a few new posts that I will publish soon; I promise! image via cartoonsto...

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Where I am From Poems
This semester and last semester, the CMU ELI held a poetry competitions for the students. Because I'm on administrative leave this semester, I wasn't able to help students participate. However, last semester, I highly encouraged my students to submit poems....

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Finally back on the blog!

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TESOL 2014: Successful!
Did you attend the TESOL 2014 convention in  Portland, Oregon ? What were some of the awesome sessions that you attended?  This was my first time attending TESOL, and it was great.  There are so many sessions, and presenters, and attendees that it felt a li...
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