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English just doesn’t make sense sometimes. There are so many idioms and words that are counter intuitive to what they should be. One famous example is that you park in a driveway and you drive on a parkway. Translating word for word might make learning English harder in most situations. There are two ways this could occur: The first is that many words in the English language have many different definitions. Buffalo is a great example of this. Buffalo could be an animal, a city in New York, or a verb (meaning “to intimidate”) which leads to this strange but grammatically correct se
To put this article in perspective, I should mention that I write a lot of harsh articles about the counter-productive practices used in public education. A few weeks ago I wondered: well, is there any good news? Let’s approach this thing from the other direction and ask: are there still classrooms that are sensibly conducted; are there still subjects that are taught in an intelligent way?
This article mentions some of the ways to use quotation in teaching English as a foreign language in a classroom.
English is the most difficult language to learn, read her `why` and `what` to do about it.
Kids have the attention span of an ant! Why wouldn't they? They have everything they could ever want given to them in a New York second. Your biggest competition in keeping their attention is their GAMEBOY and GAMECUBE and that is some REAL competition.
Teaching couples are very popular with international school recruiters for many reasons but the main one is that couples can often work out cheaper to hire in the long run. This article however, is all about teaching jobs overseas from the viewpoint of the teaching couples, rather than the schools.