Today was the first day back after spring break. I was in Seattle at the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, where I picked up lots of good ideas for teaching and learning English, some of which I hope to share with the class in the coming days and weeks.
We are continuing in Quest Chapter 6 and beginning a chapter on adverbial clauses. The students appeared rested and ready to work hard in the second half of the semester. I was disappointed that six students did not come to class today, however. I can't understand how they expect to improve their English enough to pass the class if they do not attend and participate!