Teaching Matters: Creating Student-Centered Materials for Your English Classroom

“Be curious, not judgemental.” —Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American poet What makes classroom materials “student-centered”? How do fluency-focused materials help create a livelier learning environment? While the web allows English teachers to individualize instruction to an astonishing degree, teache… The post Teaching Matters: Creating Student-Centered...

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The Fall 2016 Chimayo Press Catalog is here!

Are you looking to create a more fluency-focused curriculum for your ESL/EFL class this fall? Do you seek new, engaging communicative activities to encourage more class discussions? Is teaching English students to ask better questions and create more meaningful conversations on your agenda? Are you looking for some creative ESL homework assignments? Would you like to spark small group...

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The Fall 2016 Chimayo Catalog is here!

Readers and teachers of English: Are you looking to create a more fluency-focused curriculum for your ESL/EFL class this fall? Do you seek new, engaging communicative activities to encourage class discussions? Or perhaps flexible lesson plans with a built-in homework assignment per unit? If so, it may interest you to note that this year we’ve updated our catalog with two new Compelling...

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Express Yourself: Discussing Quotations to Form Opinions

Embed from Getty Images “There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides.” John Steward Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher Many people experience difficulties finding their voice, let alone finding it in another language. How do we create compelling conversations? We ask more so we know more. Then we can share more. Sometimes we also hear or read other words by famous...

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