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Improve your English writing by asking three simple questions

A student asked me a question today in our teenager English writing class that sparked a conversation with the whole group. As I stood back and observed what was happening, … Read the full article …

Submitted by Maura Hannon, November 13th, 2018

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Meet Sian – our Christmas Card Workshop Tutor

Maura: Hi Sian! Welcome to Biel. You have just driven over from Wales, is that right? Sian:   Yes I have and I am 53 and just about to embark on … Read the full article …

Submitted by Maura Hannon, November 6th, 2018

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Workshops are fun and doable lifelong learning

My daily todo list is long. Like really long. So long in fact I rarely get to do the fun things on my list of “things I would like to … Read the full article …

Submitted by Uncategorized, Workshops, October 23rd, 2018

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Leo and Breel chat in English class

Leo and Breel (not their real names!) are tweeny ESL students, learning English with us for 4-5 years. Both boys come from a non-English speaking background, although Leo spent two … Read the full article …

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Submitted by Breel, Leo, June 5th, 2018

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Why Rugby is mainly played in English speaking countries.

Our first guest student author today is Moritz . Moritz is a great rugby fan and wanted to write about his favourite sport. Moritz worked hard on this article, investing … Read the full article …

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Submitted by Mortiz, May 27th, 2018

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Finding writing carrots

We tried everything. Newspaper articles, creative writing, poetry, literary review, journaling. As writing tasks, they were successful enough. But they were just not wildly successful. We wondered how could we … Read the full article …

Submitted by Maura Hannon, May 2nd, 2018

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