Language Sensei

A Language Teacher's Journey

June 21, 2016
by leesensei

Setting Them Up For the Real World: What Should An “Oral Final” Be?

What should an oral final look/sound like? I’ve been thinking about this as I continue to try to take away the ‘unnecessary’ – and get to the necessary – in my classroom.  And I’ve thought a lot about what the … Continue reading

February 2, 2015
by leesensei

The “What We Know How To Say” List – Supporting Summative Writing…

This may be controversial, and I am really open to hearing back on this…you see – it’s about ‘the list’. The what? Not a prescribed vocabulary list (breathe Amy Lenord breathe!) but a reminder list. I work hard with my … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by leesensei

The “School Fair” – Interactive Oral

I like the concept of school life – in my country and the target TL – as the basis for a unit. It incorporates a cultural learning opportunity – especially for my students who regard the Japanese school system as … Continue reading

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