All Or Ball Bore: Pronunciation Practice

(Exercising Your Mind) This recording was made for a specific person who speaks Chinese as their 1st language. However, it will be useful for anyone who is challenged by the pronunciation difficulties presented by the letters “L” and “R”. Practice … Continue reading

The 4 Basic Language Skills

(Exercising Your Mind) Listen to “4 Basic Language Skills” on Spreaker. Understanding the 4 Basic Language Skills for learning a language (in the classroom). A basic overview. The 4 Basic Language Skills: •1~ Understanding / Listening •2~ Speaking •3~ Reading … Continue reading

Ouija Board Origins in Ancient Chinese Planchette Writing

Work in Progress (Exercising Your Mind) Living in China and learning to speak Mandarin has been, and remains to be very exciting for me. I make it a point to learn as much as I can through self study. My … Continue reading

Feel the Vibration (or not) Voiced and Voiceless Consonants.

(Exercising Your Mind) ! ! ! Warm it Up News ! ! ! REVIEW Book – “New Inside Out“ Page 62: “News in brief” News: new information or a report about something that has happened recently HEADLINES Matching Headlines Page … Continue reading

Electronic Technology

(Exercising Your Mind) INSTRUCTOR HAKEEM GOALS Learn New Words (Vocabulary) Write Sentences (Grammar) Work With Partner (Communication) WRITING GOALS Define New Words Take Notes – Will Be Reviewed BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS Follow Directions Participate Takes Notes Listen When Speak IMPORTANT WORDS … Continue reading

What Does It Take To Effectively Teach English As A Second Language?

(Exercising Your Mind) To effectively teach English as a second language the teacher must possess many qualities, skills and a certain attitude. One of the most important things that are required is a sincere desire to effectively teach English as … Continue reading