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I have been asked to list and explain 5 things I would recommend to avoid the summer slump. So here goes: 1. Make a list of books to read, and a plan. They can come from your school's summer reading list, or from a library (they usually have good ones). Either way, make a plan and dig right in. Don't wait until August 15. Start right now. Make a chart with the list of books in the left... read more

Hi all, Thanks to those of you who take the time to read this. I would love to start a dialogue with you so feel free to write to me with comments. This past school year has been a big one for me. I completed my graduate practicum in the fall, in a self-contained ESL and Sheltered ESL classroom in a high school. It was a challenge and required a lot of work but it was worth every minute... read more

I introduced the Present Subjunctive to 2 of my students within the last week; first to my Spanish High School student and then to my Adult ESL student. Wow! Heavy duty grammar! I used to find it easier to teach Spanish grammar, in either English or Spanish, since I had to learn it formally and then incorporate it into my Spanish vernacular. I don't remember studying English grammar to the... read more

Yesterday I met with my Spanish speakers group at a restaurant called El Sabor Latino in Milford, MA. It specializes in Ecuadorean cuisine and even had Cuy (Guinea Pig) on the menu. Very authentic. It is always such a great experience to meet and talk with other Spanish speakers, including several native speakers from both Spain and Latin America. It is the next best thing to being in the country,... read more