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Archive for August, 2011

Hola Barcelona

Posted by Anne on August 19th, 2011

Patricia and I made a quick video for today’s lesson on the weather. Thank you, Patricia! Handout session 13 Aug 19, 2011

Communicative aim

Posted by Anne on August 17th, 2011

A communicative aim in a Trinity assessed class is not the same thing as a communicative aim in real life. In real life, we might communicate with each other to get something off our chest, or to check each other out, to find areas we share interests in or perhaps just to shoot the breeze […]

Mind Your Language

Posted by Anne on August 14th, 2011

I’m revising for the phonology orals now, trying to focus on typical areas that learners with different mother tongues need to work on. Had some fun with this. I was wondering whether it was offensive, but have come down on the side of funny. As one reviewer puts it “Yes, they were stereotypes, and it […]

Varieties of English and EIL/ELF

Posted by Anne on August 5th, 2011

Just revising for the exam, and know I won’t remember much. Mark had a funny acronym for this condition: CRS, can’t remember shit. Yesterday I learned quite a lot because my concentration was up, so I got some connections that I’d missed before. But this morning, I’m having trouble remembering my middle name. This was […]