Monthly Archives: March 2015

Small Conversation Classes — Dale Fisher

2015-03-16T10:05:28+00:00March 16th, 2015|ESL Classroom, ESL Tips|

Very often Church or library based ESL classes are conversation-based. These are very easy to start, and are good for leaders who do not have a strong ESL background. Even though learners say they just want conversation, we need to talk about something. The learners often find it difficult to say what they want to […]

Comments Off on Small Conversation Classes — Dale Fisher

Home Away From Home Part 1—Yaa Serwaa Somuah

2015-03-09T12:35:11+00:00March 9th, 2015|Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer, Yaa Serwaa Somuah|

Note from the editor: Yaa Serwaa Somuah shares with us a part of her story about coming to Canada and how she learned to embrace her native language and culture amidst the Canadian one. It has been lightly edited for clarity, but the words are her own. Language is a medium of communication in humankind. Different languages are carriers […]

Comments Off on Home Away From Home Part 1—Yaa Serwaa Somuah

ESL Tutoring Tips — Randy Easthouse

2015-03-02T11:27:42+00:00March 2nd, 2015|ESL Classroom, ESL Tips, Randy Easthouse|

I have been tutoring ESL and English composition in the Calgary area for the last six years, in addition to my contracts with CBLA and university programs. For a while now, this has been the only way to work fulltime in ESL. Having tutored high school students, university students, and corporate foreign professionals, I have […]

Comments Off on ESL Tutoring Tips — Randy Easthouse