Posts tagged development


IELTS Speaking Test: The Public Library Issue

I was looking into publicly available information about the types of questions on the speaking portion of the IELTS academic test, which is a test used by universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada to assess the English language…

March 14, 2010, by

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Helping “With Your English” Vs. “With A Test”

As an English tutor, I like to present contrasts. By using “Vs.” (versus), I define a word or phrase not by what it is, but what it is not. This is often the easier and better method by far. In…

March 9, 2010, by

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A Brief Introduction to the Nuts & Bolts of Reaching Excellence in the English Language

1. What Is Excellence? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle What is excellence? Excellence is the habit of doing things in a superior manner. This means to produce results…

February 26, 2010, by


The Net Generation’s Needs & Habits in the Focus of Media Literacy

Where last time I shared insights with you about the psychology of social media (yes, it was that post with the awfully long title), today I want to take a broader look at behavioral patterns and salient features of a…

February 21, 2010, by


“Rescue the Princess”: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Social Media in the Generation Gap of Digital Natives & Immigrants

Working with students and teachers from all over the world in different timezones, I have recently stumbled upon the fact, that our sleeping patterns as “digital natives” might severely differ from those of earlier generations; Not only state, but also…

January 31, 2010, by


Excellence in English [PODCAST]

In this episode, I talk about how excellence in English is possible, even for those learning English as a second language, and how no one should have to settle for being fluent in bad English. [audio:|autostart=no]

January 26, 2010, by

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Teaching Principles

A short presentation by our English teacher Jeremiah Bourque.

January 20, 2010, by