Posts Categorized: EAP

The Cute and Useful Comma

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I teach English as a Second Language.  It is not always easy to convince students that punctuation is their friend, not something meant to torture them.  This is not just an issue for those for whom English is a Second Language.  I tell my students that this plagues native speakers as well.  This video is […]

Google Buys Word Lens and Makes It Free!

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Special thanks to Dennis Weeks for sharing this find. Google has apparently bought the popular iOS and Android visual translation app Word Lens. This software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. Currently you can translate back and forth from English to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese,and […]

Yes Comma, No Comma

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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.

Infographic: How to Write an Essay

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Special thanks to Shawn Pollgreen, one of Valencia’s English as a Second Language Professors, who shared the following two graphics with us. To start off, shawn shared this funny graphic (Left) demonstrating the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation! She also shared an infographic displaying a lot of helpful information about essay writing, such as […]