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Bringing the World Closer

Boston August 26-September 20, 2019


Boston August 26-September 20, 2019

Full Time course in Boston from 8/26 to 9/20/2019

MCT: Alain Cabache (

ACT: Joshua Yardley (

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2019

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Contact: +1 (617) 939 9318 |
Duration: 4 weeks
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm

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Comment by Read Coburn on October 3, 2019 at 12:23pm

Hey, everyone! I hope you all are doing well after our certification program. If you're interested in teaching online, here is a referral link to join VIPKid:
You can create your own hours and teach as little or as much as you want. It's a good way to practice some of those skills we learned, at least. If you can look past all of the gamified marketing nonsense, it's also a pretty good company. Let me know if you have any questions.

Comment by Joshua Yardley on September 8, 2019 at 3:36pm

Here are the pages from the CELTA 5 that are used for the Stage 2 Tutorial. You will fill in these pages before the tutorial with your trainer. Please begin reviewing the list of assessment criteria and how you evaluate yourself. Also begin considering what you would like to set as your action points for the second half of the course.

CELTA 5.pdf

Comment by Joshua Yardley on September 5, 2019 at 11:01am

Here are today's slides on connected speech: Connected Speech Slides

Happy back-chaining!

Comment by Joshua Yardley on September 4, 2019 at 3:12pm

Here are some ideas for practice activities:

  • role plays: authentic forms of fluency practice
  • 3-2-1: good for developing recall in fluency practice
  • story building: allows creativity but accuracy focused
  • gap fills: authentic accuracy practice
  • memory: good for vocabulary
  • go fish: good for verb tenses
  • taboo: good for vocabulary
  • 20 Questions: good for vocabulary
  • Pictionary: good for vocabulary
  • Charades: good for vocabulary or grammar
  • Around the World: works well with irregular verbs
  • Interviews: good for vocabulary and grammar fluency work
  • Picture description: one person describes and the other draws
  • Quiz show: this could work with vocab or grammar
  • pyramid activities: start with individual ideas and build to a whole class consensus, e.g. what to put in a time capsule?
  • mingle: get Ss up and moving around talking to many people
  • jigsaw: give students different information that they must share with their groups
Comment by Joshua Yardley on August 30, 2019 at 10:09am

Here is the link to the authentic text we looked at in class today.

Comment by Read Coburn on August 29, 2019 at 6:15pm

Ah, cool. Extreme.

Comment by Joshua Yardley on August 29, 2019 at 3:57pm

Two syllable adjectives with stress on second syllable:

  • aware
  • unique
  • alive
  • supreme
  • precise
  • entire
  • There are more, but most take it on the first.
Comment by Joshua Yardley on August 29, 2019 at 2:40pm

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