About the Author


Thank you for joining me on the path of learning more about learning! Language has always been a fascinating concept to grasp. I took several classes in undergrad and graduate school that cater to this passion. Everyday with my ELL students energizes me to apply the methods of effective language teaching.

This blog started out as an assignment for an ELL methods overview course. My first year of teaching was a doozy (one which I loved) and I'm hoping during this, my second year as an ELL teacher, I will share my learning on the blog!



"Making it Happen"

Richard-Amato, P.A. (2010). Making It Happen: From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching:Theory to Practice, (fourth edition). White Plains, NY: Longman. ISBN: 013236137X

"Languages and Children"

Curtain, H. and Dahlberg, CA., (2010). Languages and Children: Making the Match (Fourth Edition). White Plains, NY: Longman.  ISBN: 0-205-53548-8

"Input to Output"

Van Patten, Bill (2003). From Input to Output: A teacher’s guide to Second Language Acquisition. Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0-07-282561-8