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Wednesday Word Search-Transportation

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We hope everyone enjoyed last week’s multi-part word searches about careers and occupations.   Everyone has to work and everyone has to get to work. Which got us thinking about the different ways we all go to work.   So…   We thought that for this week’s Wednesday Word Search we’d take some time to […]

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Wednesday Word Search-Occupations

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We hope you all enjoyed our musical instrument word search puzzle from last Wednesday. Did it make you want to be a musician? We considered that as a job once, but we had no talent. (Does playing the spoons count?) With no talent for music we had to look for different jobs and careers.   […]

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Classroom Exit Games

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You’ve had a fantastic class. The lessons you planned went wonderfully well and you’ve timed out everything perfectly… or so you thought.   With a few minutes left, and nothing scheduled, what should the teacher pull out of her bag o’ tricks to keep the day’s learning moving forward?   Another drill and kill exercise […]

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Infographic: 2013 eLearning Trends

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The buzzword of the day is ‘eLearning’ and I discovered this infographic on the latest trends in 2013. I hope this heads-up is of value for both the educators and researchers that wander the virtual halls of TesolGames.   It should come as no surprise to most of us, that current trends see an explosion […]

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Wednesday Word Search-Musical Instruments

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Last week with our Wednesday Word Search we all enjoyed searching for different kinds of musical genres. (Is it possible to hum a puzzle?) It has kept us thinking about music.   So…   This week we thought we should carry on with a musical theme and create our Wednesday Word Search based on different […]

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Infographic: The Gamification of Education

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I discovered this infographic putting together key information about gamifying learning. I hope that you will find it of value in your research.   As those of us that do research in the world of games know, the word “gamification” started popping up in conferences and symposia around 2004 and had pretty much become a […]

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Infographic: So you want to be an English Teacher?

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While researching an article I am writing for TesolGames I stumbled upon this infographic with some useful thoughts on pursing the profession of English language teacher.   I can’t say i agree with all the advice, though most of it gives a pretty good idea for those of you looking to start your career as […]

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Infographic: Parallel Structure

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It can be difficult for some students to understand parallel structure in their writing. I found this the other day, and thought that you might find it useful to understand how parallel structure works and, with luck, you can put some of the ideas to practice in your writing.   Parallel Structure infographic by grammar.net. […]

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Dictionary Tips

Other than the desire to learn and the willingness to study there is no greater tool in the work shed of English language learning than the dictionary.   Here are ten tips to help improve your English study with dictionary use.   Get a real book Though it is tempting to use an electronic dictionary […]

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Wednesday Word Search-Musical Genres

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  We hope that you enjoyed last Wednesday’s word search about movies.   We enjoy watching movies and we also enjoy many different kinds of movies. Of course, in most movies we see nowadays we also get to enjoy some great music.   So…   We thought the this week’s Wednesday Word Search would follow […]

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