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Valentine's Day Reading for Low Beginners

Posted by Nancy Callan on 10 February 2019 | 0 Comments

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Your students will notice the ubiquitous hearts and flowers on Valentine's Day. Help them crack the cultural code by teaching about this widely observed special day in Anglo-culture.

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Review Games for Christmas

Posted by Nancy Callan on 18 December 2018 | 0 Comments

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Looking for a game to play to review Christmas information? Learning about the holidays is not just fun, it helps students crack our cultural code. I've made three sets of review questions for Christmas and two game templates for playing with them. You could use the game templates for reviewing any material. 

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News Articles for Intermediate Students

Posted by Nancy Callan on 23 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Stroke victims often suffer from aphasia, a condition that can result in anything from occasional trouble finding words to completely losing the ability to speak or read or write. Intelligence is unaffected. 

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Field Testing Has Begun For New Canada Jigsaws!

Posted by Nancy Callan on 29 August 2015 | 1 Comments

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Teachers and their classes across Canada have begun testing the material from Callan's New Canada Jigsaws.

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Intermediate Level Personal Information

Posted by Nancy Callan on 29 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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Filling in forms is one of the most common activities English language learning students have to do outside the classroom. It's a mistake to assume once students reach the intermediate level they have fully mastered the language required for those tasks. 

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Telephone Voice Mail Messages

Posted by Nancy Callan on 2 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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Many new immigrants answer the phone in their own language. A Korean immigrant might answer, "Yabusayo?" A Chinese immigrant might answer, "Wei?" Often their thinking is that most people who call them speak their language anyway and those who don't will understand that they are simply answering in their own language.

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