Treetops Town I recently had the pleasure of buying my first course books aimed at young learners. I say pleasure, but actually finding materials that I found both engaging and well illustrated was a much larger struggle than I’d anticipated. Long story short I eventually settled on ‘New Treetops’ (Oxford Press), a cute EFL course aimed at Italian primary students. It focuses on teaching grammar through four modules based around the seasons. […]
We did it guys! We reached our funding on Kickstarter and even surpassed it a little bit! Thank you so much to all our backers – DimmiDeck is now live and kicking and we can’t wait to send out our decks to our backers. If you missed out, don’t worry! You can pre-order your DimmiDeck using the link below and not pay anything until the product is ready to ship. Click […]
DimmiDeck just got its first review! And we couldn’t be happier. TEFLGamer.com has given a positive first review to DimmiDeck just two days before the Kickstarter campaign finishes. A compact toolbox for the creative TEFLer. “When I first saw DimmiDeck, I thought it must have been the work of one of the big publishers, because it looked so polished and ambitious. It’s actually the work of a particularly ingenious couple and […]
The Correction Dilemma Few of us would argue that correction is one of the most important things we can provide as language teachers. Taking someone’s own, often carefully crafted response or utterance and helping them to perfect it is something that students often only receive in the classroom. This makes it valuable, desired and ultimately expected by your students.
We’re back with another quiz! Can you correctly spell the 12 most misspelt words in English? Challenge yourself, and then your friends! Thanks for playing! Check out our Kickstarter campaign. DimmiDeck is a set of 50 unique flashcards for teaching languages through dozens of games and hundreds of activities. Also check out our teaching blog by using the menus above. If you enjoyed this quiz, check out ’10 grammar […]
In Defence of Smartphones Let’s face it, things change. Even as a (relatively) young teacher I often find myself feeling out of touch with how fast things have moved on since I was a teenager. Just the other week, I presented a computer keyboard to one of my younger students in order to type her name and she explained that she didn’t really know how to use one. She’d only ever used […]
We’ve launched on Kickstarter! We are now live on Kickstarter! ‘Early Birds’ get a 15% discount on the DimmiDeck – limited to the first 150 backers! We are also offering discounts on double decks, limited edition ‘large’ decks and bulk orders as well as Kickstarter Exclusive Cards (scroll down to see!) One year in the making For the past year we have been testing, tweaking and improving the DimmiDeck to reduce preparation […]
We officially launch the DimmiDeck on Kickstarter on Monday 23rd of January! We can’t wait to show you through the cards, explain how they work and offer them to you for preorder. If you haven’t yet checked out our DimmiDeck Infographic then what are you waiting for? DimmiDeck is the the ultimate flexible resource for teaching second languages! We can’t tell you much now, only that you should check our website, […]
There’s much more to teaching than vocabulary and grammar. But secretly, we all like to think we know it all, don’t we? Most English speakers use these words incorrectly on a daily basis. English teachers we challenge you – how many do you know? Post your scores below!
Patrice Palmer! Thanks to the hundreds of you that entered the giveaway. “Patrice Palmer, M.Ed., M.A., TESL has 20 years’ experience as an ESL Teacher, TESL Trainer, and Curriculum Writer in Canada including 7 years in Hong Kong. Patrice has taught students from 8 to 80 years in a variety of programs such as ESP, EAP, Business English, and language programs for new immigrants in Canada. Patrice now works as a teacherpreneur […]