Podcast Episode 64 – Trump

Hi, English Learners! It has been a while since the last podcast, and a lot has happened in the U.S. during that time. Of course, the big news is that this year we will elect a new president. Since January, the two major parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, have been holding primaries and caucuses […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 63 – Party Nominating Process

Perhaps you’ve heard that we will be voting for a new president this year. Well, first we have to decide who will be on the ballot. In other words, each party has to decide who will be their presidential candidate. This happens through a process known as “the primaries” which starts on February 1st in […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 62 – Dude Ranches

In this podcast episode, I talk about my trip to a dude ranch in Mexico in November. I went there with 13 students and a few parents from the small private school where I teach Spanish four days per week – Jefferson Community School. I tell you a bit about the history of dude ranches […] Read more »

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year!! Hi Students, I am writing to wish you all a wonderfully successful 2016! I am excited to continue to support you in your English language learning journey in 2016. I recorded a short audio message for you. In the audio message, I read the Aesop Fable “The Tortoise & the Hare”. The […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 61 – Broadway

Hi Students! Wow, it has really been a while since my last blog post and podcast episode. I am sorry it has taken me so long, but if you have been following me on Facebook, you know that I have been pretty busy traveling and working at a new part-time job. I have been teaching […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 60 – Water Parks

Wow! I finally got a new podcast episode out to you all! Thank you for waiting. I apologize for taking so long, but I imagine you understand how busy I have been this summer with my three kids, teaching so many students online and having fun! One of the fun things we did toward the […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 59 – Small Town Festivals

It’s that time of year again — time for small town festivals!! Throughout the U.S. during the spring and summer small town communities celebrate a variety of things such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and important historical events. During these celebrations, the local community hosts a wide variety of fun events, including parades, carnivals, games, parties […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 58 – Household Budget

In this new episode, I talk about what is included in a household budget. You will learn vocabulary related to the types of income and expenses you might have and the typical things are that you must include in your household budget if you live here in the U.S. – like rent, utilities, groceries and […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 57 – Junie B. Jones

Reading easy chapter books is a great way to improve your understanding of everyday English and learn a lot about American culture. In this episode, I introduce you to one of the feistiest American kindergartners – Junie B. Jones.     Junie B. Jones is the main character in the series of books of the […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 56 – Neuroplasticity and Brain Games

In this podcast episode, you will learn about neuroplasticity and how people are healing themselves of learning disabilities and brain injuries. I recently read three books related to this topic, and in this episode, I give you a brief description of each book and I talk about some of the latest research in this field. I […] Read more »