Extended!! Win a new e-book for Teachers: “Embracing Work Readiness in Teaching Language Arts”


About the E- Book:
Embracing Work Readiness in Teaching Communication Arts was written for the purpose of helping teachers and individuals in equipping the youth with the ability to operate in the English language and at the same time preparing them for workplace life. The book target teachers who teach third to fourth year high school students and in the pre-university level. This book provides lesson plans, activities, and worksheets that are carefully constructed to link work readiness skills and English language teaching. There are also pieces of advice shared in this book that the author has drawn from her personal experiences. This book incorporates activities on the macro skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and micro skills (grammar and vocabulary) of the English languange.


About the Author

Maria Nerizza S. Veloso is a Filipino educator who is in the process of strengthening her ground in teaching. She earned her Bachelor in Secondary Education in English from the Philippine Normal University and passed the Licensure Examinations for Teachers in 2005. She has recently completed her Master of Education in Leadership and School Improvement from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Over the last ten years, she has gained a repertoire of experiences from taking various support and leadership roles in customer service, training, organizing extracurricular activities and events, writing press releases, marketing, public relations, and liaising with different organizations for students’ on-the- job training. She has taught both in the classroom and in online setting. She has taught English and communication to Filipino, Bruneian, Korean, and Japanese students.
She is currently teaching communication and business subjects in a private college in Brunei Darussalam. Teaching abroad has contributed greatly to her personal and professional growth. Working in a foreign country where cultural diversity is very strong has made her understand people in different ways. Her work mentalities and philosophies have changed over the last seven years. She does not consider herself a writer, but through this book, she would like to be able to share to young educators how to equip their students with practical employability skills.

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This book is a great help for teachers , it’s simple but the activities that are included are interesting which shows that learning can be fun. What I like about the book is the part where students can engage in role playing. As a teacher, it’s important that students are exposed into a learning situation that closely resembles the real life environment where their desired behavior will be exhibited. Activities and situations are useful in preparing the students to be more ready in adapting and facing the challenging world at work. Some of the activities involves interaction with other students, which can also enhance their confidence.

Suggested Lesson guide for teachers are easy to follow and execute because of the given examples. I have read before that power education requires that teachers be able to analyze and reflect on their practice. The good thing about this book is that teachers has the opportunity to reflect on themselves after every activities.

Teaching is a passion! As a teacher I personally have hindrances on how can I help prepare my students before they start working. It’s a big challenge bcause this will be a major transition in their lives which they will carry on forever. Through the help of this new E-book I can let them be ready and develop their skills. Over all the book was great because of its simplicity that can easily be understand by teachers like me.

In line with the celebration of National Teacher’s Month, copies of the said e-book will be given away for Free!

Contest is extended!!!


  1. Like and Share Joyrney to Life Facebook Page
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  3. Write a 150 word-essay describing what you do or have done to empower the youth. Format your work in MS Word, Tahoma, 12pt, 1 inch margin all sides.
  4. Email your entry to with the subject line- first name.last name.EMPOWER THE YOUTH. Provide age, city and country.
  5. This is open to all Filipinos regardless of residency
  6. Send your essay before Oct 8, Thursday.

Winners will be announced on October 12, 2015. (Monday)

All participants will also receive a surprise complimentary material from the author.


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