Phonetic Follies!

Teacher in Progress

For all of you EFL teachers out there that struggle with teaching pronunciation to your students, here’s an excellent method from Macmillan that is very easy to teach and easy for students to understand.  This video confirmed that I was doing some of the right things which is putting emphasis on the physical and less […]

September 26, 2012

34. The Fountainhead

Book Club, Book Reviews

On a rainy cool day twenty-two years ago, I walked to the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore  on the left bank of Paris.  I had two hours to kill before catching my train back to Normandy.  I didn’t have much money on me, but I was determined to find a treasure since I was […]

September 24, 2012

Festival America

Bookish Stuff

The Festival America has taken place in Vincennes, France for ten years.  It premiered the day after the  tragic terrorist attack of  September 11.  It’s intention is to hear the views of authors from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti on the world’s current economic, social, and political strife, as well as in […]

September 21, 2012

33. All My Friends Are Superheroes

Book Reviews

Tom has been married six months to the Perfectionist.  The only problem is his wife can’t see him.  At their wedding, the Perfectionist’s ex-boyfriend, Hypno hypnotizes her to forget about Tom.  Therefore, he spends the majority of the novel trying to get her to see him, while reminiscing about the moments they spent together as […]

September 15, 2012

Get Qualified for TEFL!

Teacher in Progress

Languages & Lifelong Learning Learning is Life Life is Learning Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program in conjunction with Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey  USA Tuesdays, January 8 – June 4, 2013 The TEFL Certificate is a course for those of you looking into a portable career worldwide as a […]

September 13, 2012

32. Bubbles Unbound

Book Reviews

Being that I don’t often read detective novels, so it’s a wonder a picked this one up.  A friend suggested it since I was looking for a light read.  Boy was it light!  Actually  wasn’t sure what I was going to get, but it was ditzy blond hairdresser becomes part-time reporter. Bubbles Yablonsky’s “body resembles […]

September 12, 2012