So there’s some non-working days on my calendar, and I’ve always wanted to learn a new language… that comes with a new alphabet. The free on-line course is going great, and suddenly I have to type the words out. No problem! I know the words! I even know how to spell most of them! But,… Read More Communication Error?
Student had a homework question – Agree or Disagree: Generally, men seemed less concerned about building a relationship than women. Student is not a native English speaker. French grammar treats verbs a little differently than English. The man is less concerned than the woman? The woman is less concerned than the man? I am So… Read More So very concerned
I’ve created a new page to keep track of my international students. Sure, most of my students are local – but a whole lot come from overseas. And “overseas” is a big, big place. Student map: half updated. USA seems seriously under-represented…. because most of my US-born students are from my home state.
“The idea that uncontrolled immigration is bad comes from the ____ right.” The word that belongs in the blank is: poultices particles politics political When a student in a college English class does not realize that spell-check offered the wrong word first and the right word third, sentences can produce strange meanings. Does this come… Read More The Right Word
One of my long term tutoring students has now changed from Full Time College Student to Part Time student. Why? She is now a First Grade Teacher in a bilingual school. As I walked past her in the student cafeteria, she had a book with English phrases down one side of the page and translated… Read More Student Makes Good
My student is studying audiology, and had to do a paper on one of my favorite subjects – bilingual children learning to read,and what happens in people’s brains when they read a word while having access to two languages. ETA: Student contacted me to say the paper got an A! I’m so proud. What does… Read More Tutor and the Bilingual Student
I work as a tutor in a college with a widely diverse population. There are immigrants from all over the world – Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and more. Come All Ye Faithful We have students who are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist, and many who didn’t mention it –… Read More Tutor and the “War on Christmas”
Learn a Second Language in High School Today there are people who complain that children in high school have to learn a second language. And college students sometimes don’t speak good English. College Students who Don’t Speak Good English My grandparents spoke at least three languages each. One for home, one at the marketplace, one… Read More Tutor on Second Languages