New Simple View for Booking Appointments
The new Simple scheduling view has been released.
This simple view allows you to book an appointment in a few steps:
- Select location (Ultimate English)
- Select service (English Conversation, English Basics, English for Fluency, English for Special Purposes, Introduction
- Select staff member (Stephen Thergesen)
- Select convenient date and time
Monologues, dialogues, narrations, readings, speeches, and other exemplary excerpts of spoken English for the listening pleasure, edification, and resuscitation of demotivated English language learners.
Introducing Edulang web applications for Ultimate English students!
English lessons that improve listening comprehension and build vocabulary. Explore more than 1600 lessons written by eminent professors. Each lesson has 10 activities based on a hand-picked excerpt from Voice of America. We’ve carefully designed the application so both teachers and students can track daily progress.
Test Simulator imitates real-life TOEFL® and TOEIC® test-taking conditions, improving your time management, confidence and overall test score. Prepare for the listening and reading sections with three tests in practice or test mode, while discovering important hints and tracking your progress.
Edulang Certificate of English
The Edulang Certificate of English provides a trustworthy, precise and immediate evaluation of one’s English level. Taken at anytime from the convenience of one’s home, this test’s TOEIC® equivalent score is also displayed on an accompanying authenticated certificate.
An English grammar which helps you to improve your English through 40 grammatical points from beginner to proficient. The subjects are related to the grammatical points which deal with daily life. At the end of each level, there are 10 tests for reviewing and evaluating progress achieved.
A web application which helps you to master the meaning of about 3000 words of English vocabulary from beginner to proficient. The subjects are related to the vocabulary points which deal with daily life. At the end of each level, there are 5 tests for reviewing and evaluating progress achieved.
To access Edulang web applications, contact your Ultimate English teacher for a username and password. Pay what you want with half of the proceeds donated to charity.
This group exists solely to promote and support the learning of past, present, and future Ultimate English students. Participation is encouraged. Suggestions are welcome and appreciated. This is a private group on Facebook, which means anyone can view the group wall and see the group’s members, but only existing members can post to the wall or invite new members.
Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.
One of the best features of Vocabulary.com is that you can easily make and share Vocabulary lists. I have created two lists so far:
- Homophones for the Non-Native English Speaker
- Lost in Translation
Many studies have shown that the best way to learn is through multiple exposures to a word, with challenging questions that make you think. That’s what Vocabulary.com provides.
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. A pin is an image added to Pinterest. A pin can be added from a website using the Pin It button, or you can upload images from your computer.
A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic. You can add as many pins to a board as you want.
Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from Pinterest or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of Pinterest, like me.
When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
Diigo is two services in one — it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.
As I read on the web, instead of just bookmarking, I can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest to me. I can also attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Unlike most other web “highlighters” that merely clip, Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever I return to the original web page, I will see my highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page.
I can easily share my findings, complete with my highlights and sticky notes. That’s why I created a group on Diigo to share my relevant resources, findings and thoughts with you.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. See what your friends are reading, organize what you’ve read, list your favorite books, discuss literature, form groups, and connect with other readers.
Goodreads | Stephen Thergesen is my Goodreads profile. See my favorite books, my favorite quotes, and what I’m currently reading.
Goodreads | Ultimate English is a private reading group for Ultimate English students.
Evernote is an extension of a person’s memory. Everything is in a single note. Everything is searchable. It’s visual. It’s an exact extension of how people remember things.
Evernote provides many different ways to share notes and notebooks. Public notebooks (which are, essentially, shared notebooks) are visible to anybody who knows the notebook’s URL. My notebook’s URL is assigned to a button in the right-hand column of this blog. The notebook’s contents are viewable by everyone but only editable by myself and registered Ultimate English students.