Tagged: vocabulary

writing_challenges

The many challenges of academic writing for ESL

This month I will be teaching a new academic writing course for second language students at my university. I am thus thinking a lot about writing these days and looking forward to helping my...

swearing

Swearing

This month, I’m going to look at swearing, so please be advised that there may be some naughty words in this text and reference to some subjects which readers might find offensive or embarrassing....

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What the HECK are ya’ talkin’ about?

If your friend asked you, „Could you come over to my bachelor pad on the weekend and help me to repair the eavestroughs and to move my dresser?”, what would be your fi rst...

dictogloss

Dictogloss – another approach to teaching grammar

In the history of literacy and in the history of second language learning in particular, there is a long tradition of implementing dictation. Most of us remember it from our schooldays, it is usually...