50 Ways to Learn a Language

 Justin Shewell & Shane Dixon

 

Learning another language seems like an impossible task to many, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We like to think of learning a language as a journey or an adventure, where you follow clues and progress one step at a time toward your goal.

This book provides 50 language “mini adventures” -- learning tasks that each help you find your way along your language learning path. Let language experts Shane Dixon and Justin Shewell be your guides as you take these mini adventures, based on years of academic research and experience, and incorporate them into your daily life. You'll find meaningful interactions in your target language, and you'll have fun, too.

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50 Ways to Teach Online

 Justin Shewell

 

One of the biggest myths in online teaching is that it is easier and less time-consuming than teaching face-to-face. Many institutions, in fact, assign online teachers a heavier work load because “Hey, they’re only teaching online.” The truth is that teaching online takes more time and effort than face-to-face teaching because as a teacher you have to work harder to engage and support your students.

This book contains 50 tips to help you be successful in online teaching, from choosing your platform to designing and building your courses to supporting students as they complete your learning activities and assessments.

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Justin Shewell

Dr. Shewell holds a doctorate in Educational Technology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He has taught English in the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. More recently, Dr. Shewell co-designed Arizona State University’s online TESOL certificate program (Teach English Now!) at https://www.coursera.org/learn/english-principles on the Coursera platform. He also runs a website that allows teachers to create interactive vocabulary activities at http://eslactivities.com, and is the creator of the Perception of Spoken English (POSE) Test at http://posetest.com, a diagnostic tool for finding students’  specific problem areas in the pronunciation of English.

Dr. Shewell is available to conduct professional development workshops on topics ranging from technology in the English language classroom to creating and designing effective instructional materials.

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