Posts Categorized: EAP

Language Learning App: DuoLingo

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Special thanks to Aysha Aslam for sharing this wonderful app with Circles of Innovation. According to Aysha, you can use this app to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese, and you can do it for FREE! The App is working to bring free language education for the world: https://www.duolingo.com/  Here’s how it works: Somebody who […]

How to Find the Main Idea

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This image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the idea that the main idea is right in front of the reader’s eyes. http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2014/03/so-whats-big-deal-getting-to-main-idea.html    

“The States”: History and Geography in Action

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Gina Dalle Molle Title: “The States” History and Geography in Action Class: I plan to use mine in my EAP 1500 Speech Class Introduction:  I have an existing group speech project that I do in EAP1500.  I already have the students responsible for creating a power point as part of the speech.  I have been […]

Learning Styles Lesson

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Heidi Ramirez Title: “Learning Styles” Class:  This lesson will be used in EAP340-Low Intermediate Composition.  In EAP 340, students develop the ability to use writing-related technology and plan, write, revise, and edit sentences and paragraphs at the low-intermediate level.   Credit does not apply toward any associate degree. Class Format: Face-to-Face; 1½ hours Student Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students […]

Wanna Hangout?

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This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation.  I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]

Whose Language is it Anyway?

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INTRODUCTION EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes, but what is academic English and why is it important? *College: Students need specialized vocabulary in college classes. Academic subjects vary in – their vocabulary and expressions, – the types of text used (for instance essays, reports, research articles or summaries), – their texts’ structure and organization. […]

How to Train Students to Use Technology Appropriately

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Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices.  They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom?   This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]

Effective Lesson Planning

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This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan.  While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology.  Hopefully, this article and infographic […]

How to Improve English Reading Skills

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  Usually, students, and especially ESL students, find reading boring and, therefore, difficult. This blog discusses some of the problems with reading and shares some tips to help students to improve their reading skills. It discusses how reading can affect one’s grammar, writing, and vocabulary, and how it can help ESL students use English vocabulary […]

How to Find the Main Idea

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Thank you to Gina Dalle Molle for sharing this infographic with Circles of Innovation. According to her, this image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the […]

To This Day – A Writing Lesson

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I teach English as a Second Language, which means I teach reading, writing, listening & speaking, and grammar. One of the best parts of my job is that I can use any subject area to spark discussion and teach these skills. Better yet, the more subject areas I use, the greater the amount of vocabulary […]