Thursday, January 28, 2016


Hello, students!

This week we learned about Valentine's Day and also about issuing, accepting and declining invitations to parties and other events. Next week we will work on our Valentine's party invitations and plans.

Here is a listening lesson about invitations.

Here's another one.

There are MANY dialogues here about inviting people to parties and so on.

Here is a little history of Valentine's Day. Listen and answer the questions below the video.

Have fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Our First PBLA Module

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

Over the past two weeks we have begun talking about setting goals. Our module from January 11 to January 22 revolved around expressions used in common, everyday social situations.

On Monday we will reflect on what we learned over the two-week period. We will each journal about it. I will also journal!

Here are some links to help you extend the learning.

Ways to ask and answer, "How are you?" (video lesson)

English in Vancouver - At a Coffee Shop

Friday, January 8, 2016

Setting Goals

Welcome back, students of the seniors' class!

I hope you enjoyed your break.

This week we have been exploring SL learning strategies and setting goals.

One strategy for learning a language is to use flashcards. This is a flashcard set on Quizlet.

Here is a short overview of the different kinds of strategies.

On Monday we'll talk more about goals. We want to set SMART goals. "SMART" goals are:

  • specific
  • measurable
  • attainable
  • realistic
  • time-bound