March 29, 2009

Who Is The Real Foreigner?

So who's the real foreigner?

Have you ever noticed that in just about any ESL context, someone is the foreigner?

Whether the teacher or the student, someone....

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February 18, 2009

Swimming with the Dolphins

In many resorts in warm climates, one of the options is to swim with the dolphins. This is sort of like running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain - except much safer - and in water.

I mention it in relation to language learning because...

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May 07, 2006

Comments & Feedback on ESL Instruct, July 2006

Dear ESL Instruct Readers,

Thank you for taking the time the July issue of the ESL Instruct newsletter!

This entire blog entry has been set aside specifically for that purpose. If you would like to provide feedback on the July edition of ESL Instruct, then please do so here . . .

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March 30, 2006

Comments & Feedback on ESL Instruct, March 2006

Dear ESL Instruct Readers,

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February 28, 2006

Comments & Feedback on ESL Instruct, February 2006

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January 24, 2006

Comments & Feedback on ESL Instruct, January 2006

Dear Readers,

Michelle and I both invite you to comment on the newest edition of ESL Instruct for 2006 which we co-authored.

This entire blog entry has been set aside specifically for that purpose. If you would like to provide feedback on the January edition of ESL Instruct, then please do so here . . .

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January 04, 2006

Comments on "ESL Instruct" - December

"No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again." ~ Winston Churchill

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December 07, 2005

Comments on "ESL Instruct" - November

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"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success." ~ Malcolm X

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November 10, 2005

Comments on "ESL Instruct" - October

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"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Hi friends,

Thanks for taking the time out of your already busy schedule to provide feedback on the most recent edition of ESL Instruct.

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September 27, 2005

September 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

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"The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism." ~ Wole Soyinka

Thanks for visiting my site!

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August 09, 2005

August 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

Thanks for visiting my site! I'd like to hear your comments and feedback on the ESL Instruct newsletter. Please let me know what you think hereand thanks for visiting.

Thanks!

Michelle

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July 20, 2005

Job Board Tips

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and talk about the ESL job postings, and explain the role that we play in helping you in your job search. I have been getting so many questions from readers who send me their resumes, or asked me to help them get "in" with a company, or help them find a job.

But that's not the role of the job board.

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July 12, 2005

July 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

Thanks for visiting my site! I'd like to hear your comments and feedback on the ESL Instruct newsletter. Please let me know what you think here and thanks for visiting.

Thanks!

Michelle

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June 09, 2005

June 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

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Michelle

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May 11, 2005

May 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

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Thanks!

Michelle

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April 21, 2005

Wow! You guys really are reading this!

Hello everyone!

I was thrilled to see all of the responses to our survey about this blog and the newsletter. Thank you for all of your kind comments--I'll be getting to all of them soon and post them for everyone to see.

One comment that stuck out to me was this (I'm sorry; I didn't get a name because it wasn't signed.)

"A serious suggestion that I consider to be of great importance in ESL around the world would be to bring the ethical responsibilities of the educational professional to the attention of prospective teachers. Your presentation in particular is going to appeal to the hedonist in us all, so a reminder of the professional commitment necessary to prevent the EFL / ESL industry (from) becoming more exploitative might be appropriate. This applies more and more the further job opportunities get away from our strict and stressful home countries ... There is often no idea of standards of English or professional responsibility once away from Europe and America. The poor peoples of the world need good, honest English teachers who care about the progress of students and their communities as much as their own income and lifestyle."

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April 15, 2005

April 2005 ESL Instruct Feedback and Comments

Thanks for visiting my site! I'd like to hear your comments and feedback on the ESL Instruct newsletter. Please let me know what you think here and thanks for visiting.

Thanks!

Michelle

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