Interactive classroom activities provide an opportunity for students to express opinions, offer suggestions, and ask questions, all while practicing English and becoming more confident in their speaking. Most programs use textbooks in their classrooms. A textbook can be a springboard for easy-to-develop communicative activities. This is especially true for units
Author: Barbara Foley
Barbara Foley had planned on taking early retirement after 38 years as a full-time professor of ESOL at Union County College, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. However, her “retirement” lasted only five months and she is now back in the classroom, directing an ESOL program for refugees. She has presented at numerous workshops, conferences, and colleges throughout the United States and Mexico, specifically in the areas of listening, CALL, grammar, communicative classroom activities, Generation 1.5 students, and Extensive Reading. Her many publications include English in Action, Grammar in Action, Listen to Me, Now Hear This, and workbooks for the Heinle Picture Dictionary.