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Talking Points September 2013

Gearing up again: Reflection and goal-setting Alison: The summer is over and it’s time to get ready for the second semester. For me, this time of year is very important for reflection and goal-setting....

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Talking Points August 2013

BOOKWORMS 2 Alison: Last month, Chika and I were talking about how, as bookworms ourselves, we strongly believe that extensive reading can play a very important role in our students’ language development. As I...

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Talking Points July 2013

Bookworms Chika: Recently, I introduced one of my classes to extensive reading using the Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) series. We started by reading one of the beginner-level stories together in the class. The Haircut...

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Talking Points June 2013

Opening Doors to Professional Self-Development Alison: With the rainy season upon us, the spring semester is now more than half-way done. I find that there is no better way to restore my flagging energy...

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Talking Points, May 2013

Memorable, Meaningful Memories Chika: For this month’s discussion, Alison and I have chosen to talk about the teachers that made the strongest impressions on us when we were students. Reflecting on my student life,...