I’ve been skyping my dad ever since I was a kid having lived in different countries from a young age. The first screen shot is representative of his understanding and ability concerning technology. 17 more words
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I once had an ESL student in South Korea who wrote an essay about how pointless she thought mosquitos were. She made a compelling and detailed argument, which ended with her simple, yet powerful declaration, “My mind is the truth.” I feel like that’s a mic drop, walk-away-without-looking-back moment of clarity. 603 more words
The idea is simple: Use a book printed in both English and in a child’s mother tongue to help that child learn English.
“It used to be a widely held belief that if you’re a newcomer to Canada, you need to stop speaking your language and immerse yourself in English,” said Jayashree Ramaswami, an English-as-a-second-language consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. 252 more words