Category Archives: Classroom Community

Bridging the Gap: How One Program is helping Latin Americans in the D.C. Area

By: Ifeanyi Ezeh As time passes and the United States continues to progress, it is inevitable that the country will become more diverse. One of the main ethnicities that is flowing into the United States are people of the Latino … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy: Building Community in the Adult ESL Classroom

By Cathy Sunshine Don’t tell anyone, but we’ve been having tea in the classroom at break time lately. Sometimes cupcakes too.

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Student Persistence in Adult ESL: The Continuing Challenge

By Cathy Sunshine Where did all my students go? I’ve often asked myself that, wondering why a class that had 18 or 20 students at its highest point has dwindled, by late in the term, to 12 people coming regularly … Continue reading

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LETC’s Language Lab: A Place for Work and Play

Did you know that you can do much more than grammar with your students in the language lab? To be sure, Ventures Arcade, the software that accompanies our textbooks, is a great way of reinforcing class work. Grammar becomes more … Continue reading

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