Author: Claire Maria Ford
So what’s your story? Someone may be needing to hear it.
John Koenig writes in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: It’s a calming thing, to learn there’s a word for something you’ve felt all your life but didn’t know was shared by anyone else. In my daily work as language coach, when a student confesses how overwhelmed they feel regarding a complicated situation with a colleague,…
Covid blues? Let’s talk about it!
“I think that guys are having a harder time with mental health during the Covid pandemic.”, my student asserted. “You think so? Why?”, I questioned. “We were talking over a glass of wine on Saturday night, and my boyfriend admitted he was finding it tough these days.”, she explained. In the end, our discussion wasn’t…
Disruptive English Classes?
I sure hope so! That’s my goal! Since I arrived in Quebec City over 30 years ago, I have taught ESL in a variety of contexts: day camps, private adults classes, the public school system, the private school system, vocation training, tutoring, business classes… and one thing I learned is that people don’t want to…