Have you ever solo climbed a mountain? How long have you traveled abroad? Had you ever heard of an undersea hotel? Students will use the perfect tenses to keep an online journal (a blog) of their life experiences. The text, Grammar Explorer 3, will put all of the grammar lessons in the context of world travel. As such, there will be written and oral practice on using grammar to express personal connections to a global context.
Past grammar classes have been attended by mountain climbers, software designers, and many other students with international interests and knowledge. All of these students have benefited from the lively exchange of life experiences cued by this text. And now, with the blogging component, students will also be able to read and comment on the journal (blog) entries of others in the class.