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The English Language Is An Asshole

Nick Simard | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Nick Simard

My son is 5 years old and started kindergarten this year. We’ve been introduced to sight words, which Wikipedia describes thusly: Sight words are co...

Can't Dutch This -- Why The Dutch Are So Good At English

Ming Chen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Ming Chen

They're overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They've conquered sea level. And now, they're ranked #1 in English. I...

Creating a better future through great literature

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Pioneers for Change

When I was in college, I heard John Logan read "Poem, Slow to Come, on the Death of Cummings," an elegy that recounts Logan's grief over the death of his mentor, E. E. Cummings. In the poem, in verses of great musicality, Logan works through his sadness by remembering moments he shared with Cummings, by celebrating his mentor's profound influence as an artist and teacher.

Every Day of the Week (Even Weekends): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's ...

How a Class Pen Pal Project Connected Two Continents

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Anav Silverman

Photo: Letters from Tanzania students to Jerusalem students. It's September 1 and I am now beginning my seventh year of teaching English at a Jerusal...

An Honest Deceit: A Story of Corruption and Hope

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Daniela Quaglia

I generally write about science, but this does not mean that I am only interested in science! I adore to write creatively, too, and I find that the best teachers of creative writing are accomplished authors, both past and modern.

Right Next Door: Michael Axon, Founder and CEO, Lazercad and The English Car Company

Ian Spanier | Posted 08.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Where there's a will, there's a way -- even when the situation at hand involves circumventing top-level national secrecy. When the British government some years ago enlisted aircraft design engineer Michael Axon to assess various locations (and design new ones) overseas where the military's planes could be securely built, he did his usual: took detailed notes and precise laser measurements.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
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Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

An English Teacher Speaks To Trump Supporters

Debra Bruno | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Debra Bruno

Mr. Trump, you would have failed my course miserably. In fact, any Trump supporter who ignores the basic truths of his candidacy would also probably fail, after getting back marked-up papers from me with comments like "huh?" and "where is the evidence for this?"

Video About Parents Who Speak Broken English Reflects Love, Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home

If your parents’ first language isn’t English, you’re bound to witness how difficult life can really be for immigrants, trying to make it in the...

What Does Being Bilingual Really Mean?

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Delfín Carbonell

An absolute level of correctness or proficiency, or even certainty, does not exist, and perfection, in any field, is always an ideal. A high stage o...

"You Have to Hand It to Him"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever my wife asks me to tidy up the bathroom, I feel like throwing in the towel because I could never get it to look as nice as t...

How Grammar Proves That Trump Is A Racist

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Julie Schwartzbard

Controversy is swirling around Trump's latest comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over the class action lawsuit against Trump University. In an interview on June 3 with Jake Tapper of CNN, among other statements, Trump declared: "Jake, he's a Mexican."

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Here's Why Spanish Isn’t Really A Foreign Language In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home

Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase unc...

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Open Classes in OUR Classrooms

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I love to learn. I would be the person in college for the rest of my life if I could fit it in with everything else I do. So when I came across Harvard's open classes, I was in heaven.

What Did You Learn About Teaching, Your Students, and Yourself?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Alan Singer

This Sunday is graduation day at Hofstra University. Graduation days are times to celebrate and think about the things you have learned. In this post ...

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlotte Bronte!

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
S. F. Siddiqui

I didn't know I loved Jane Eyre until I began teaching it. You would think that after hours of research and hundreds of student papers, there would be nothing new to say about a novel nearly two centuries old.

The Secret to a Brilliant Job Interview

Sharon Rossignuolo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
Sharon Rossignuolo

When you attend a job interview, creating the right impression is your ultimate aim. Presenting a personal brand that hollers: "Yes, it's me, the one...

English: the Empire is dead. Long live the Empire

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Salikoko S. Mufwene, University of Chicago English was born in the 7th century in England - a small island nation a quarter of the size of France. Si...

What I Love Most About My Small School

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 03.11.2016 | Home
Caitlyn McCain

Packed lecture halls and being one in a sea of 80 or more students is a common image of a college classroom. However, at a small school like mine, Keene State College, no student is lost in the masses.

Why It Is Important to Write in Your Mother-Tongue

Haroon Khalid | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Haroon Khalid

There was a law in our primary school. Anyone who spoke in Urdu was fined Rs 5. Teacher's pets would sniff around the entire day smelling for potentia...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.