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28 Jan 2015

At first, when I started teaching, I was afraid of grammar. I was petrified.

27 Jan 2015

Grammar is not always the favorite part of language that educators want to teach or students want to learn. Let's take a quick look...

22 Jan 2015

There’s a very amusing advert for a language school on Youtube where we see the German Coastguard picking up an emergency broadcast.

  • I kept thinking I couldn’t teach the language without Michael Swan’s Practical English Usage right by my side. I was sitting up all night making sure I didn’t get it wrong. But eventually, I think I learnt how to get along.And I think that point,...
  • Acquisition vs. LearningMost researchers acknowledge a distinction between language acquisition and language learning. A simple, rudimentary explanation of the difference is that acquisition involves being able to easily use the language to...
  • ‘Mayday, mayday..we are sinking!’ The German pauses, and then asks, ‘What are you sinking about?’The joke plays on the difficulty some German speakers have distinguishing between the /s/ sound and the /θ/ sound as he mistakes /sɪŋk/ for /θɪŋk/....