Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Interviewing and Career Planning for Students

Margaret is putting together a workshop for students on interview skills and career planning. This workshop will be led by Natalia, a Language Clinic volunteer who is currently pursuing her MA-TESOL at NYU. Encourage your students to sign up on the Language Clinic board. Space is limited to 30 people, and it is open to students in Level 4 or higher.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Long Weekend!

We are closed on Friday and Monday. We are open on Saturday for makeup classes from this winter's snowstorm.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Van Gogh's Bedroom

Photo via Airbnb
What would it feel like to live inside a painting? The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated the bedroom from Van Gogh's painting Bedroom In Arles, and has listed the room on Airbnb. Here are some ideas for using this topic in class.
  • Ask students to compare the replica bedroom with the painting. Students can focus on comparison grammar either in writing or verbally. (A good side-by-side image can be found here.)
  • Do reading comprehension exercises using one of the many short articles online about this exhibit. Colossal focuses on the details of the exhibit. TimeOut Chicago features interesting idiomatic language.
  • Talk about whether or not you would like to sleep one night in this room. Ask students to find an image, picture, or painting they would like to spend one night inside, and explain why.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

More Language Partner Opportunities!

Tell your students! We linked to them on Facebook so students can find them easily.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Language Partners

We are working with the Modern Languages department to set up a language partner program between LaGuardia students learning Japanese and Japanese-speaking students enrolled at TELC. Listening and speaking teachers at Level 5 and higher - can you share this news with your Japanese students? If they are interested in finding a language partner, have them see Heather in the office.