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Creative Writing, Academic Writing, Grammar & Plagiarism, or, Grammarly: The World’s Best Grammar Checker & Plagiarism Detector

“I use Grammarly’s plagiarism detector because, as Stephen King said, “good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” In general terms, academic writing, as the name implies, is writing done for teachers and professors in schools and universities. … Continue reading

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Is Grammar Necessary? The (Passive) Voice From The Past

Is grammar necessary? It’s an old question, and if a glance is taken, quite casually, at the textbooks on the market nowadays, there would be a unanimous verdict: Grammar is necessary. Our textbooks are full of grammar, our readers are … Continue reading

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Integrated Learning: #Writing #Reading #Speaking #Listening #Grammar

Writing and reading are invariably connected, most people would agree. Yet adding grammar to the mix is bound to be contentious. Grammar is not neutral. All through the ages of man, there have been those who spurned it, found it … Continue reading

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Why American Students Can’t Write: Response From A Teacher in Chile

Why American Students Can’t Write Source: The Atlantic In “The Writing Revolution,” Peg Tyre traces the problems at one troubled New York high school to a simple fact: The students couldn’t write coherent sentences. In 2009 New Dorp High made … Continue reading

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Chinglish, Singlish & Spanglish: Standard English Disappearing

We know that languages change. There are countless ways to show that change. We know this to be true, languages change. Noone finds the statement that “languages change” to be worthy of a dispute nowadays. It’s a fact, languages change. … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: The “Open English” Phenomenon (Fluency Guaranteed)

Edcamp Santiago This book tells the story of EdCamp Santiago. EdCamp is a R(E)volution in professional develoment. It is free, participant-driven, conversation-based, democratic PD for teachers, by teachers. There are no plenaries, no publishers book displays, just teachers talking to … Continue reading

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Chileans Demand Change: Analysis of an Interview in English

Giorgio Jackson Speaks English This post aims to give a global, generalized analysis of Giorgio Jackson speaking English. As a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Chile, this provides me with some insights that may be useful for … Continue reading

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Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

“Language isn’t just rules and words, but communication.” (Robert Lane Greene, “You Are What You Speak”, p. xx) Source: Huffingtonpost http://huff.to/maVcbq Many people think of language as a set of rules; break them, and you’re Wrong. But that’s not how … Continue reading

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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

This is an interesting blogsite. For the teacher who knows grammar is boring for most students, this blogsite is a must. For teachers who like movies, this blogsite is a must. For students who hate grammar, this blogsite is a … Continue reading

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Lexico-Grammar in the Classroom: Prof. Pablo Corvalán Reyes

Ladies and gentlemen, take your shoes off. Make yourself comfortable. This is another great, another excellent presentation. Now, I know the topic is grammar. And yes, I know some people think it’s not necessary to teach grammar. And yes, I … Continue reading

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