Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Neuroscience of Pitch

Here's a really fascinating neurological look at how important intonations and pitch are in spoken language. KQED News - quoting an article in Science - says:
Now scientists are reporting in the journal Science that they have identified specialized brain cells that help us understand what a speaker really means. These cells do this by keeping track of changes in the pitch of the voice.
Pronunciation and listening/speaking teachers, have a look!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Voting For Our Fall Book

Daytime reading teachers, please help us get the word out to students about voting for this fall's book club selection. When we polled students on their preferred genres last week, they chose travel, fantasy, mystery, and science fiction. Here is the list of books we selected that match their preferred genres.

There is a link to the online survey on our Facebook page; the link can also be found here. We are putting flyers in the mailboxes of teachers at Level 3 and higher for you to bring to class and show to your students - please encourage them to vote for their choice after class.

Thank you for your support in building a culture of reading at TELC - we hope you'll join us this fall!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Teen English Academy at TELC

The teens and their teachers in Times Square
Today was the last day of the Teen English Academy. Read more about the program and what this summer's teens thought about it on the #telcstories blog.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TELC Stories: Christina

"My job influences me to see the world with a more humbling perspective." Read more about why on the #telcstories blog.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Teaching Literature Reviews

For those of you who teach reading and writing at the higher levels, this article on how to teach literature reviews might be of interest. In particular, the first class she describes is a simple approach to teaching the basics of a lit review.