What does Ikea and learning English have in common? Well, many things, but let’s focus on one- The Ikea Effect. We highly value what we create. Creating increases motivation and memorable learning. People like Ikea for many reasons but, they also enjoy building their own furniture. It boosts their pride, engagement, and confidence when they … More Creating Adds Value When Learning English
How should you end your business email? This is a hot topic in one of my Business English classes right now. We are analyzing an email and questioned why the author ended their email to their boss with “Best wishes.” This ending didn’t match the tone of the email nor the relationship between the boss … More Business Email Help – The Ending
While creating a presentation PBLL course, I came across this interesting infographic of presentation habits. How many of these habits are language skills? How many of these habits are states of mind? These habits are similar to a Video on the Science of Persuasion. … More Presentation Skills, Habits, and Strategies
Get FREE FEEDBACK and energize your learning by answering these 5 questions! … More 5 Questions to help you learn English better!
Podcast Interview with Gordon Craig by Queenie Kawabe. … More Podcast: My story about living in Japan, developing, and choosing to work online.
I chose PBLL because it’s fun, effective, and rewarding. PBLL is a process of real world activities chosen by the participants and coach/facilitator, scaffolded to aid language acquisition by the coach, in order to construct a product that is communicated with the world. … More Why and What is Project Based Language Learning?