SO FAR SO GOOD | Week 04

We’re settling into a nice groove, it seems like. And I really really appreciate the words of support.

RE GROWING PAINS
I hope Tiny Letters is working out for everyone. If not, let me know.
As for Medium, I’ll keep posting there for the time being.

NEWS YOU CAN USE
I’ll add some new stuff every now and then and then drop said stuff if no one says, “Hey, that stuff is good, I want that stuff.”
I’d appreciate it if you joined the Bee’s Knees Class at Quizlet, it’ll make things easier for all of us in the long run. (No more annoying passwords, for one thing.)
Then there’s this. And this.

But I digress.


POSTER CHILDREN
Something to get everyone in the mood.
Something to decorate your fridge with.
Something I should post and shut up about.
HOW TO ASK FOR THINGS POLITELY

MY SO-CALLED LOVE LIFE
Here’s the fourth installment in the Linking Words series.
password: sfsg


INTERMEDIATE

1. The recordings of this week’s class.
THE COMPLETE CLASS

2. A couple print-outs to lift your spirits and drain your toner.
OH ALBUQUERQUE (2)
CRYO INTRO FILL-IN

3. A little fill-out to occupy your time.
UNFROZEN (1 of 4)

4. Some translation tests for you to kill yourself over.
THE FLIGHT: POLITE REQUESTS
THE BIG EASY | 01 OF 14

ADVANCED

1. The recordings of this week’s class.
THE COMPLETE CLASS

2. A couple print-outs to lift your spirits and drain your toner.
OH ALBUQUERQUE (2)
CRYO INTRO

3. Two little fill-outs to occupy your time.
UNFROZEN (1)
UNFROZEN (2)

4. A bunch of translation tests.
BLACK BALLS (01)
THE FLIGHT: POLITE REQUESTS
password: ps

’TWAS THE TIME OF THE TEACHER
Sometimes it’s kind of hard to get students to use the kind of fine language that you want them to use. (By “sometimes” I mean “most of the time.”)
I’m talking about the grammar that they hired you to teach them that they just won’t ever actually use because… you tell me. The phrases that they adore and wish they actually used, but it just never occurs to them that they actually could.
Basically, you want to go beyond “It is a very big problem for me because in my opinion I think it is very hard,” and you don’t know what could get you there.
WELL, TRY THIS (BEGINNERS’ SHEET)
Next week, we’ll try something else. And probably fail again.
But hey, failing is kind of fun when someone else is to blame.

Anyway, that’s it for this week. Have a nice weekend, everybody. (Is it my imagination or did it just start raining? Damn it, it did start raining. I jinxed it. Sorry about that.)

Milan


WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR THIS?
UH, REGARDING PAYMENT.
WE GO EXPERIMENTAL.
THE MERCHANDISE.
YOUR COMMENTS.

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