Daily Archives: December 14, 2010

We Are All Born Free & Equal: Unless You Are A Non-Native English Speaking Teacher (NNEST)

Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Where does this come from? Patience, dear reader. … Continue reading

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Native Speaker: Children of the Myth – Liberation – If Not Now, When?

According to Davies, the term, “Native Speaker”, was first used in Leonard Bloomfield’s “Language” (1933). According to Bloomfield, “The first language a human being learns to speak is his native language; he is a native speaker of this language” (1933:43). … Continue reading

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LEARN ENGLISH FROM A NATIVE SPEAKER

Today I ran across a video entitled, “Learn English From A Native Speaker”, on YouTube. I thought I’d take a look and see what it was about. The video began, “Do you want to learn English?” Would you prefer to … Continue reading

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