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Episode 73: Exploratory Practice, N.S. Prabhu, and Millennials

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters.

In this episode, Matt introduces Exploratory Practice, Rob looks at some of N. 128 more words


John McWorther on Steven Colbert

John McWorther “uses words to explain words” on The Late Show with Steven Colbert (02/27/18):

There are plenty of great videos by John on youtube, and if you haven’t had a chance to see him host the first edition of The Five Minute Linguist at the LSA annual meeting in 2017, you should most definitely check that out. 44 more words

Jane Austen Faith Word: Exertion, and Elinor Dashwood

“Elinor, too, was deeply afflicted; but still she could struggle, she could exert herself. . . . and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion” – 1,199 more words

Jane Austen

Our strange language, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love language change

Let’s start with four hard truths:

  1. Language changes.
    Language is used by living, changeable people who are constantly being gradually replaced by new people who learn it in different circumstances and get different ideas about it.
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Language And Linguistics

Daily Prompt: Profuse

Profuse is one of those weird words that I hear now and again and I know the meaning of by context — “You have my profuse apologies” or “He spent a profuse amount of money on that house.”  But I never looked it up.  663 more words

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How emoji hijacked the humble Aubergine

Text your gran an emoji of an Aubergine – see what she replies.  676 more words

"I have a theory"

No, person saying this, you probably don’t. You most likely have a hypothesis. While I don’t go around correcting people when they say “I have a theory” when they most obviously… 425 more words

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