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October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat Jib-Jab Style

Yes, I know that Halloween is primarily an American holiday, but it's a fun one, and perfect for language games and other related activities.

There are all kinds of hands-on seasonal related contests, activities and crafts. And, of course, thanks to the internet....

...there are even more sources and possibilities.

Yes, those wacky folks at Jib-Jab have done it again. Jib-Jab, famous for their humorous pokes at the American political process, have collected a pile of online activities and, of course, e-cards. You can see the collection of cards (based on classic horror flicks) at http://sendables.jibjab.com/category/halloween?cmpid=1224.

You can plug in digital photos of yourself or your classmates and friends and send them on to someone else.

And if you happen to be in the "Night of the Living Dead" mood, check out http://sendables.jibjab.com/sendables/203449/night_of_the_living_deadish?cmpid=1224.

If you want to make a spooky profile photo of yourself, you can't miss http://sendables.jibjab.com/category/sy_profile_pics.

Go ahead, create a monster.

On a more universal note, if you want to print out some certificates for your friends or classmates, you can't beat the selection at http://sendables.jibjab.com/category/sy_office_certificates.

And, if you have a friend (or teacher) with a birthday coming up, take a look at http://sendables.jibjab.com/category/birthdays.

There are even video you can send as links.

Great stuff here!

It is good to remember that we are all always learning. And it is always more fun to learn together. We can learn as much from the past as from the present.

Let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else has heard of and riding his bicycle in foreign cities.

Posted by mmorf at October 29, 2009 09:34 PM

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