Exploring Vietnam through the lens of the video camera

Vietnam is an amazing and beautiful country. I’ve lived here for almost two years. I want you to see it like I’ve seen it. There are 20 videos here. If you watch only 3 of them, I recommend: Mark Toia (#2) Reverie (#3) One minute (#6) (1) VIETNAM – Dream trip […]

Parents: Read this if your child is learning English as a second language

Update! (September 24, 2016): I read a fantastic post from Juan Uribe at Children Learning English Affectively today. He’s a teacher, international teacher educator, and ELT consultant based in Toronto, Canada. He wrote a post called “A mini manual for parents of children learning English”. In it he describes several techniques […]

Hello! English Club – Practice Speaking English in Vinh City

March 3 was the first meeting of Hello! English Club. I didn’t expect a lot of people to come. Twenty people came! We’ve been gaining popularity ever since then. The English you speak in a classroom can feel repetitive and fake. The goal of our club is to give our members a […]

How to practice English when you’re not in the classroom

How to Practice Speaking Schedule time to meet with your classmates and have a discussion in English (topic ideas: what you’re learning, current events, hobbies, etc). Talk to your friends in English instead of your native language. Watch a video on FluentU with English subtitles, click on the word to hear the correct […]

Classroom games & activities for ESL Teachers

  Playing a game is a great way to end a lesson. Take 10-15 minutes and try one of these with your class today. Most of these games are quick and require little to no preparation. I have a lot more links for ESL teachers here. Quick tip: How to make […]