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Pronunciation Perspectives: A Video Conversation With Tracey Derwing

Karen Taylor de Caballero
Karen Taylor de Caballero

Move over, Perfection—there’s a better, smarter game in town for pronunciation teaching. Starring twin hitters Intelligibility and Comprehensibility, and it’s all about evidence-based instruction and the listener-speaker dynamic. You see, I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Tracey … Continue reading

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Guest Speakers in Adult Ed

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Guest speakers can make a powerful, lasting impression on students. They share their wisdom and experience, lead by example, and give students a clear, realistic picture of success. I mean, who could forget that time Mr. T came to motivationally … Continue reading

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House Wheat This Hound!: The Problem of Listening

Karen Taylor de Caballero
Karen Taylor de Caballero

If you’re baffled by the title, don’t fret: “House Wheat This Hound!” means nothing in its printed form. When said out loud, however, a listener can find meaning: How sweet the sound! Here’s what’s interesting: the listener must be a … Continue reading

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TED Talks as Authentic Listening Materials: Turning Points and Near-Death Experiences

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Last month, NYS-TESOL’s Applied Linguistics Winter Conference included an excellent workshop led by Samar Aal of CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College on developing content-based lessons using authentic materials from the Internet.  Near the top of Samar’s list were TED Talks, a … Continue reading

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