This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation. I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]
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INTRODUCTION EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes, but what is academic English and why is it important? *College: Students need specialized vocabulary in college classes. Academic subjects vary in – their vocabulary and expressions, – the types of text used (for instance essays, reports, research articles or summaries), – their texts’ structure and organization. […]
Usually, students, and especially ESL students, find reading boring and, therefore, difficult. This blog discusses some of the problems with reading and shares some tips to help students to improve their reading skills. It discusses how reading can affect one’s grammar, writing, and vocabulary, and how it can help ESL students use English vocabulary […]
China is becoming the world largest English-speaking country. Is English becoming a mania around the world?Jay Walker explains why Chinese students drill the English language. The world’s English mania – Jay Walker | TED-Ed.
Education hasn’t changed much in the last few hundred years, yet technology and people (our students) have! Anant Agarwal shares his ideas of blending learning and discusses why MOOCs still matter. Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter | Talk Video | TED.com.
The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, always sparks a discussion among the teachers, and its rules are not well represented in the textbooks. That creates more confusion in the classroom. This poster makes some clarification when the Oxford comma can be omitted and why.