Monthly Archives: May 2012

Perfectly Confused: Teaching the Present Perfect Tense to ESL Students

Often I don’t really understand something until I try to write about it (to paraphrase E. M. Forster). This was certainly true of phrasal verbs. So this week I’ll tackle the present perfect tense, a notorious ESL troublemaker, hoping that … Continue reading

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Something Big

This week’s guest blogger is David Arabian, a weeknight 4B teacher at Language ETC. He shares an activity that he and his co-teacher, Paul Stanton, use to keep upper-level students engaged. I like their idea and plan to try it … Continue reading

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