All great literature is one of two stories; … Continue reading Seniors’ Storytelling Class
Spring is conference time. When the flowers begin to bloom, so do the creative ideas that lead to innovative projects! Conferences are fundamental to professional development, especially graduate students who are just entering the field. I am heading to TESOL to present a paper on a research project we did at the Learning Exchange in 2015. In this … Continue reading Conference season is here
With only five weeks to the day of our performance at the New Perspectives on Learning in the Downtown Eastside: A Community-University Conference our club has moved on to active rehearsals. So today everyone was busy projecting and enunciating. Tong-twisters are a great way to warm up the muscles and prepare for the long recitals. To make sure that the actors … Continue reading ESL Drama Club: project and enunciate!
Look Matt getting ready for the first big rehearsal and blocking exercises in the Drama Club! Last week we assigned the roles to the learners and taught them vocabulary relating to the ten parts of the stage. All to prepare them for today. Blocking exercises allow learners to transition from reading the script to being on the … Continue reading ESL Drama Club: Rehearsals are underway
We are halfway into the production of our ESL ethnodrama at the UBC Learning Exchange. I have been too busy and abandoned this blog for a while, but this project is too fun not to share! In 2015 my colleague (and friend) Spring and I co-wrote a short ethnodrama "Fear, Courage, and Joy: Three Conversation at the … Continue reading Be dramatic in your ESL!
This is the first slide of my dissertation proposal presentation. A presentation, which has permanently occupied all of my days and crept into everything I have been doing for the past month. The thirst for knowledge runs through generations before mine, and without any doubt I was given educational opportunities that exceed those that my … Continue reading Studying belonging