Archive for December, 2011

Touching Lives

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

As educators, we love the thought that from time to time we touch someone’s life. There are countless novels, films and TV episodes where that one special teacher made a difference to some student’s life, often propelling them from ghetto to boardroom. Well, I have my own, heart-warming story to tell.  A student came up to me after class and said “You know, this course has changed me. I’d never been interested in online games before, but because of what you said in class, last weekend I went to see my friend and he set me up with a World of Warcraft account.” See, I too have touched a life.

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Article article

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve just published an article about articles on infobarrel: Making Sense of English Articles. This is based on the lesson I give in almost every EAP course I teach, which uses simple set theory to give students a feel for articles, rather than giving them a load of different rules with dozens of exceptions.

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