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The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied
The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied Non-Award goes to Gabe at (Almost) Unsalvageable. It isn’t an award, it’s me giving him credit where credit is due because I totally related to his post I am so sorry for myself, I no … Continue reading
Remembering Why I Love Teaching, Or Do I?
This is a good day to reflect on why I love to teach. Especially because the last couple of weeks have sucked. Let me rephrase that…..my lessons haven’t worked. At all. So back to the drawing board. For all of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Education, grammar, high school, idiomatic expressions, languages, literature, reading, slang, students, teachers, TEACHING, thomas hardy 36 Comments
BICS is okay, but CALP? Forget it.
Wait, what? I uttered this in our office the other day and everyone laughed. To help you understand why this could remotely be funny while not putting you to sleep instantly, here’s a quick, so-don’t-stop-reading, crash course on learning a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged BICS and CALP, bilingual, culture, ecuador, ell, ENL, esl, high school, kichwa, language learning, languages, Spanish 11 Comments
Ya Gotta Love American English
I’m kinda goin’ out on a limb here, but I’d say all English-speaking countries have their regional dialects and idiomatic expressions that are peculiar to a certain part of the country. For anyone out there who has ever taught English … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged American, dialects, english, Humor, idiomatic expressions, languages, opinion, pronunciation, Segovia, spain 60 Comments
What Does “Plus-Sized” Really Mean?
According to Webster’s Dictionary, plus-size, or plus-sized, means extra large. But what does it really, really mean? What are the connotations? Plus-sized men can shop in a store for “Big and Tall” men. That must be cool for a guy. … Continue reading
Posted in humor, Uncategorized Tagged blogs, books, bookstores, classics, dreams, Humor, languages, library, lifestyle, mysteries, personal, publishing, romance, science and technology 9 Comments