Daily Archives: April 30, 2011

Malcolm X Debates at Oxford: Classic Rhetorical Moves: To Be or Not to Be

Malcolm X participated in a classic debate at Oxford Union, a special all university organization as part of Oxford University in England. The debate took place December 3, 1964. He speaks in favor of the motion that “extremism in the … Continue reading

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Dr. Hector Ortiz: English Pronunciation Expert: The English Sounds That Make Communication Intelligible

Doctor Hector Ortiz. A living legend, a master of the sounds of English. And would you believe this man is from…Chile? http://www.hectorortiz.cl/ Would you believe this man is not… a native speaker of English? Words are superfluous here, because I’ve … Continue reading

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Cutting Funding 4 English Lessons: A False Economy says Alan Tuckett (and Thomas Baker)

Source: Alan Tuckett The Guardian, Tuesday 26 April 2011 http://bit.ly/eKLe7j “Cutting funding for English lessons is a false economy. Britain’s poorest communities have been helped by ESOL classes, but many will now lose out”, says Alan Tuckett. Thomas Baker: “ESOL … Continue reading

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QUEST FOR FIRE: ICT IN English Language Teaching – by Juan Cuevas

If you are like most teachers, you are on a never-ending quest. What are we seeking? What’s the quest that is never finished, never concluded, perpetual? Continuous learning, being up to date, reinforcing and consolidating our beliefs and capacities to … Continue reading

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