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May 2009 Blog Posts (45)


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Learning Disability or just a Language Acquisition Issue?

This is a question that faces many classroom teachers. Is the "slower" student who just can't seem to acquire English suffering from a learning disability (LD)? Or is this student just going at their own pace or in need of more English input and maybe differentiated instruction? How to know, how to decide?



Dinklage in a famous study, looked at this problem with students at Harvard. They were brillant students but they just were miserable failures with learning language. Why? He…

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Our Beautiful Sun

2009 is the Year of Astronomy, so there's been excellent photos circulating around the web. I've started collecting the ones I find most appealing. I'll make up some kind of astronomy 'unit' with them at some point. But they are too spectacular to wait to share : )

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Teacher in Trouble in Seoul

Teacher Matt Robinson is in dire need of surgery which could save his leg and his life. Matt has been in a Korean hospital for over a month and the hospital is refusing to give him life saving surgery that would save his leg unless he is able to prove that he can pay for it. Doctors and hospital staff have refused to tell him the cost of the surgery but it is estimated to cost about 10 million won. The expat community is pulling together to provide assistance. If you can donate even as little s… Continue

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Dear my love,

Em that su ko bit la em se yeu anh toi bao lau nua. Em cung ko bit la tinh yeu em se ton tai vinh vien hay ko. Em cang ko bit rang tai sao moi ngay em deu mong muon duoc nhin thay mat anh, duoc nhin anh cuoi, duoc nghe anh noi. Em nho nhug ngay tui minh con hoc chung voi nhau, nhug tiet hoc anh cup, em deu mong nho, va cam thay chan nan. Anh ko bit rang nhung ngay do, nhug ngay co tiet hoc chung voi anh, em deu day som, chuan bi ki cang moi thu. Anh cung ko bit tinh cam cua e sau dam toi chung… Continue

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May 30, 09 again. Summarize what happened

Yesterday, I made my father cried. It was the thing I can never image. I haven't seen him cry, even in the day when my grandpa was gone. But now, when I am not living with him anymore, I made it. I knew I would be punished bc of it. I am sinner, a bad person, a bad daughter.



I regret for all the stupid things I have done, the job, going out without permissions, and including you.



Since I came to the U.S, I have made a lot of bad things, which drove somebody crazy, and… Continue

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May 30, 09 Eager to meet u today, but.....

Yesterday, no, actually two days ago, we had a promise to meet each other at the "I dun care" park, the park near your house. That name is the name I created when u said u didn't care much about what the park is called, so it's something private and special between u and me, and that's why I like that park although I haven't been there.



Today, I went to Cypress College for classes, but I confused the schedule. There are no class on Friday. When I knew it, I was very very happy. I… Continue

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May 27, 09 one of the bad days in my life

For such a long time I didn't write diay. There were something I had to do and made me have no more time to write it.



Two days ago, I went to the swimming pool. I was so excited, and jumped into the pool with my regular clothes. I forgot that my cell phone was still there, in my pocket. After twenty minutes or more, I relized it, but too late, it's broken, or can say in the other way is "die". I told my sis about it. Sis Tran helped me by giving me a extra one she has. It's not as… Continue

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May 23, 09. One more lazy day

I skipped the class today. I become lazier, lazier. But I think going to that stupid class makes me waste time. Maybe, after I call to Adam and ask the schedule, I will change the schedule in my school and also ask them to move me to the higher level.



I began to read English book yesterday. I know it is good for me, and bc sis Tran, my new friend and sister, told me that I should keep doing it and I will see the result. I choose the one I have named The People's Act of Love, the… Continue

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Friday, the lazy day

I skipped two day diary. Yesterday, instead of writing diary at night, I must do the monthly financial report for my parents. It took me a long time to do it, not bc I had spent too much money, but bc I couldn't put my head in it. I have thought about the guy I met yesterday, the whole day, the stranger.



Some brief informations about him. He is European, actually, he has a lot of, I remember that five, nationalities, for he has for passports. He was born in the U.S, but then his… Continue

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A new day! ^^ Earthquake again, but little. Found the parks

Yesterday, I didn't have any chances to talk with u. I left the messages for u, but I thought u didn't care about it.



Today, I went to Cypress again. I just studied one class, actually, I had skipped one bc I had been lazy in the morning. I went there, studying in the boring class. Suddenly, I heard a song, a song without lyric, but it's still great. I thought it was piano, with some instruments. I wanna ask the teacher to borrow it, but I couldn't. So regretful! But I wil try on… Continue

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Monday, May 18,09. New experience- earthquake!!!

Yesterday, after going to Hoa Binh restaurant with my uncle's family, I came back home and took the shower. Meanwhile, the earthquake happened. The mirrors in the bathroom shaked so much. In three or four seconds, I didn't relize that was the earhtquake. I didn't feel scared, just earthquake, and if yesterday was doomsday, nothing could be changed, since u haven't loved me. My uncle shouted my name many times, so it made me a little embarrassed. I snatched at the towel, covering my body and ran… Continue

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a day as a century!

Today is weekend, Sunday, the day for God. I went to the church yesterday. I often go to the church on Saturday afternoon in stead of Sunday.



Today is like yesterday, nothing special. I can't see u, can't see your face, can't see your smiles, can't see when u talk, say "awesome". Miss u so much, my prinz.



Yesterday, I searched on the Internet about your music genre, piano and violin. I read some information about Mozard and Beethoven. I also listened to the Sonata… Continue

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May15,09, half wonderful day!

Today, I write for yesterday, a special day for me. Maybe, when I relize that I love u, every day has become special for me. Yesterday, we had the ceremony and the small party in the gym, near the swimming pool. U wore differently, and it made me notice. U always make yourself out of the groups, sometimes I wanted to come and pull u back, but I couldn’t. I wish I could change u, but it seems something beyond my means.



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Reflective Teaching Practices.

I recently attended Kotesol's National Conference. It was themed upon "Reflection and Prof. Development".



I had a great time and sat in on some excellent lectures/presentations. But the highlight was the opening plenary by Dr. Thomas Farrell. I was taken with his very practical focus and its obvious from the get go that he's been a "real" classroom teacher for… Continue

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English Zone

For young learners mainly, this site offers nice good practice and resources.

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Speaking Online - Places where students can practice....

As a post-methodist (and not of the religious kind!!) I'm really big on getting students producing language and talking. CO2 is what I call it. Comprehensible Output for 2 people (communication). We all need to give our students more CO2 - forget the oxygen!

In that vein, I've promoted extensively both Voicethread and Voxopop.…

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Share your teaching experiences with other educators




Share your teaching experiences with educators and students around the world.

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Viva Egypte

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Cell phones in Korea.



This is a neat article. How Koreans use cell phones. Makes one wonder how long until they use cell phones for learning English?



May 25, 2009

In South Korea, All of Life Is Mobile

By CHOE SANG-HUN

SEOUL — Kim Hee-young, a statistics major at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, holds more or less her whole life…
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