English Phonetic Alphabet

Nothing Makes Me Happier Than Giving Things Away

Nights are getting cooler, the dog days of summer are drawing to a close and it is the time of year thoughts turn back to school. As a long-time teacher of teachers this school year is going to be radically different for me. I’m going back to my roots and teaching students again! Not face to face but through the magic of the internet I’m working with a team here in Canada and far away in the Philippines developing an online student program that teaches – you guessed it – SPEAKING ENGLISH.

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Meanwhile, it would break my heart to leave my old materials gathering dust so I’m going to GIVE THEM AWAY. I’m offering the PDF of English is Stupid, Students are Not for FREE. For your copy  Click Here

I have given a few copes away already and the recipients were OVER THE MOON.

I think that was a FANTASTIC gesture!! I already owned it but thanks from everyone else!! Nick Wilson

It made me so happy to make them happy – I can’t wait to send you your copy and make you happy too!!!

Until next time,

Teacher Judy

Making the Impossible Possible

How do you teach Pronunciation to Literacy students? Join us on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 10:00 am EST and find out. It is much easier than you think.

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Until next time,

Teacher Judy

We are Top 1% on LinkedIn! What is all the Fuss About?

Shout out to my ever-growing LinkedIn ESL Community with over 8,000 connections. It must be therecent webinars on Pronunciation that have topped up endorsements to 4,600! After the second webinar on Teaching Vowels Made Simple we were in the top 1% of profile visits in this community. I was tickled pink!

linkedin banner topThe links for the two webinars are here: How to Start Teaching Pronunciation and Teaching English Vowels Made Simple

This is what all the fuss is about. The simple, logical 6-step method for teaching people to speak English as published in English is Stupid, Students are Not. You can get a pdf of this exciting system for the unbelievably low price of $14.95 from the E-Store Here.

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Thank you everyone for your continued interest and support. All the best in 2016!

Until next time,

Teacher Judy

Draw Me a Picture: Pronunciation Tools for Visual Learners

My passion is making English pronunciation simple and accessible for every level of ESL/EFL learner. A few years ago a TD Bank executive told me she was a visual learner and asked me to draw her a picture of the process I use for teaching Speaking.  My whole world changed forever. What does a picture of language acquisition look like? The 6-Point Model for Speaking English sprung forth and every aspect of language learning from the historical breakdown between Writing and Speaking in 1476 and the 6-Point Model (which is essentially the road map to fluency), to Venn diagrams on how English compares to other major languages could all be represented in pictures.

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New friends at Medicine Hat College, Brooks Campus, October 2015

This presentation features a series of images that show how to teach learners to speak English quickly and confidently using simple tools they already have – ABC’s and Colors. Since  Draw Me a Picture was presented at TESL Canada 2015 and TESL Ontario 2015 we have been inundated with requests for Teacher Training workshops and webinars for 2016.

If you are interested in more information on this exciting learning process send me an email: judy@thompsonlanguagecenter.com

In 2016  we are booking Seminars in Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and anywhere else you want to learn about these tools.

Until next time,

Teacher Judy