Category: A Day In the life – ESL LESSONS

International ESL Conversation Community

Our International Gathering will meet March 19th, 2011 at the Bellevue Regional Library from 1-3pm in Meeting Room 1. 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004-4515 Once a month we go on an outing to explore Seattle.  Please check our

ESL Conversation, an international community, meets December 10th

I have dreamed of creating a place where people from different countries can come together, have a cup of tea or coffee, talk with each other, to make friends, to learn about each other's culture.  An international community.  It is

Help ESL international students read faster

In my advanced ESL class at the University of Washington, I asked,  "what are you doing for fun this weekend?"   "I'm staying home to study," replied over 85% of the students.  "I take a long time to read the

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How do you experience being honored?

Tonight a very special ESL client honored me with flowers and dinner.  It wasn't for her increase in English fluency or our conversations around cultural transition.  It was for listening.   Like many immigrants who left friends and family behind

How to improve English accent and pronunciation

One of the most common requests from my ESL clients is "I want to improve my English pronunciation.  I want my accent to sound more (in this case) American."  There are practices I recommend to my ESL clients to improve

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A lesson in generosity from an ESL client

I've met many generous people in my career teaching ESL(English as a second language) to individuals from around the world.  One woman stands out in my mind.  To protect her privacy, I'll call her Rose.  Rose left her home as

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