Category Archives: ESL

ESL day and impending snow

I am sitting waiting for the French Conversation group to show up. Of late, I have had a really interesting group of at least two, sometimes three adults who show up, none of them being students at Oakton. Today, they … Continue reading

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‘Tell the judge I love my wife.’

The other day, MK and I, instead of doing the Black Friday thing, went to the movies. We saw ‘Loving,’ the true story of interracial love from the 50s. It was the story of a man and a woman in … Continue reading

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Is this the last day of warm weather?

I was up early and was in the car by 6:30 AM, taking care of the grandkids and cleaning them up and dressing them once they woke up. I was surprised that they were not awake when I got there … Continue reading

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Almost 700 words, ESL Conversation Hour

I started working at Oakton in 2012 and usually had two classes each semester. Of late, that has not been the case as a full-time professor has not been garnering the students she needs in her class (she can teach … Continue reading

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Gloomy Wednesday

The operative word in my ESL Conversation Hour on Wednesday morning was ‘gloomy.’ Most of the participants knew what that meant and we quickly moved beyond the explanation to those who did not know it. We got so numerous (up … Continue reading

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