Monday, September 28, 2009

Recycling: What people can do

So, how important is recycling to many people, including Randall? Take a look at this video. You can see more video content at:


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pet Care: How can animals affect our lives?

For many people, pets are a part of their everyday lives; however, the types of pets people own and how they care for them can differ greatly from person to person based on experience, living conditions, local laws, and other cultural reasons. In this video, I share a little bit about some of my pets. What has been your experience in raising animals? How can they help us emotionally and physically?


Friday, September 18, 2009

Learning a Second Langage - Beyond English

Although there is a great desire by many to learn English as a second or foreign language, it is by no means the only key language in our global communities. With developing economies around the world, other languages are becoming more important. Therefore, besides your own native language, what other languages are important to carry out business, trade, and just everyday communication skills in your communities? How will this change over the coming years?


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Attending a University

Attending a college in a new country can bring with it new expectations, a different classroom environment, and new friends. However, I often see international students struggle with these new changes, and they often expect that things will be just like home. Listen to the video and share your comments/opinions on the topic. You can find more videos at:


Monday, September 7, 2009

Randall on Facebook

Hi everyone,

Now, you can follow some of my other Web site news and activities on Facebook at this link:

Have no fear! I will continue to make this blog an important part of my online activities, and I encourage visitors to continue to share their ideas here. Thanks for being a part of this site.



Friday, September 4, 2009

The Ideal Language Class Size

Over the years, I have taught listening/speaking classes that range anywhere from 1-2 students to about 50, and each type of class brings its own rewards and benefits. However, for you personally, what is the ideal size for a listening/speaking class? Are their advantages to having smaller or larger classes depending on our goals? How much of a role does the teacher have in the learning process regardless of class size?

Please share your ideas.