Focus on teaching American English in schools

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Focus on teaching American English in schools

Mexican workers came to Walla Walla with the dream of providing their children with an opportunity to go as far as their God-given abilities can take them. The most valuable tool for their children is maximum proficiency in the American English language. However, beginning students were separated and taught in dual languages. The Bilingual Recommendation Committee states the following in … Read More

Albert Einstein-Einstein in a Nutshell

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Albert Einstein

What is the first word you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? Most people answer with a resounding, “Genius!” Never will you ever hear the word, “Nut.” Seldom will anyone ever hear the name and not recognize it as one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Most, however, perhaps feel that his genius was immediately … Read More

APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH-GREAT APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH VIA IPAD

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APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH-GREAT APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH VIA IPAD
1- Kidioms The Kidioms iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it's meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning. 2- Phrasalstein Doctor ... Read More

BEST Listening Resources

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English Listening resources

These Listening web sites are a good way to improve and build upon your listening ability: Listen to English podcasts: This is an excellent site. You can listen to lots of stories on a wide range of topics or download them to your mp3 player. Language notes or quizzes are included.  Look at the archive to see the full list … Read More

Language is Culture (Today we are focusing on Nunavut Culture)

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  Nunavut Arts and Culture 84 percent Inuit population 110 carvers and printmakers in Cape Dorset 20 million dollars of arts and crafts produced annually Nunavut is an Arctic territory whose predominantly Inuit population makes it rich with aboriginal art and culture. On a warm summer day in most communities carvers sit outside unleashing polar bears and dancing walruses from … Read More

MOST COMMONLY USED PHRASAL VERBS

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PHRASAL VERBS

  Verb Meaning Example ask someone out invite on a date Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie. ask around ask many people the same question I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet. add up to something equal Your purchases add up to $205.32. back something up reverse You’ll have to back up your car so … Read More