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Putting the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syILAble

ESL Insights | December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Putting the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syILAble

by Jonah Hall Many ESL teachers get frustrated when it comes to teaching pronunciation. It’s hard enough for most learners new to the language to remember strange words, the rules of singulars and plurals, and the esoteric rules of English grammar. Then of course, there are the exceptions to those grammar rules. One of the […]

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Languages and the Way We Think – Talking with Lera Boroditsky

ESL Insights | March 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Languages and the Way We Think – Talking with Lera Boroditsky

Interview with Lera Boroditsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She was the opening speaker at the annual statewide CATESOL conference held in Oakland in 2012. Lera claims “Learning another language is not just a matter of learning to speak differently, it is also learning […]

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Language Teaching – Bilingual v Immersion Programs

Post-Secondary ESL | December 10, 2012 | 10 Comments

Language Teaching – Bilingual v Immersion Programs

¿Hablas Inglés? Bạn có nói tiếng Anh? Вы говорите по-английски? هل تتكلم الإنجليزية؟ When we think about learning a language, we generally think about language taught as an add-on – like an ESL class for non-native English speakers or a class that is separate from academic content instruction. You learn German, Spanish or French in […]

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