Breaking into Summer

I am thrilled that the weather has at last decided to warm up after what seemed like 7 months of winter up here in the north! I was finally able to do summery things on the weekend and it was so wonderful to do so after being cooped up indoors for so long. Friday night…

Summer Reading

Since I have very little time to spare during the day, I have been catching up on my reading on my morning commute to work. Normally, I end up feeling car sick when I read in a moving vehicle, and so I’ve been hesitant to read on the train. However, I finally gave it a…

Learning Vocabulary from Blogs

I have been teaching an extra class everyday on vocabulary for lower-intermediate students. At first, I absolutely blanked on what to teach because vocabulary is so extensive! But then I finally decided to do a course on “real-life” vocabulary. I want to show students vocabulary used in natural speech by looking at blogs, songs, magazines…

I Love and I Hate

I like making lists. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a to-do list, a reading list or a bucket list. I really (and strangely?) enjoy listing things. Today, I am in one of those moods where I feel the urge to make a list. Two, actually – of things I love and hate. They are the…

“THERE’S A LEG ON MY LEG!!!!”

…is what I screamed when I rolled over on the picnic blanket and discovered a smushed spider on my thigh. Never again will I attempt to read while laying down on the grass. It was nice while it lasted. (And if you happen to be wondering, I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw. I shall…