Monthly Archives: November 2011

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Using Personal Titles in English

Those who were thoroughly confused by last week’s post on greetings will be glad to know that this week’s topic, use of personal titles, is slightly less vexing — if only because there are fewer variations to choose from. Advertisements

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How Is Your Tiredness? Teaching Greetings in English and Other Languages

What I’ve learned about teaching English as a second language is this: the very things that seem to us native speakers to be basic and oh so simple often turn out to be Oh. So. Hard.

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A Few Favorite ESL Websites

Type “English as a second language” into Google and you get more than 10 million hits. “ESL” brings up 92 million. Even after you subtract websites for the Electronic Sports League and ElectroScience Laboratory and the like, it’s still an … Continue reading

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Beyond Voting: DC-Area Immigrants Make Their Mark in State, Local Office

At Language ETC, we often say we’re helping immigrants learn English so they can participate fully in US society and civic life. What does that really mean?

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