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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using it for 'angry' seemed the number one usage for the term.

And the 'too' problem seems to stem from the fact that they have been taught that 'too' and 'very' are synonyms... when they are interchangeable only rarely.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"He make like this to me [student demonstrates sticking out his tongue] and then boxed me in the head and in the leg [student demonstrates kicking]."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And the 'too' problem seems to stem from the fact that they have been taught that 'too' and 'very' are synonyms


I love you too much! Hard to explain the concept of obsession.
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dmb



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
'Teacher, teacher, why you nervous me ?" - commonly heard from Saudi students who are concerned that their teacher is angry.
What's your answer Scot?
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Sheikh Inal Ovar



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmb wrote:
scot47 wrote:
'Teacher, teacher, why you nervous me ?" - commonly heard from Saudi students who are concerned that their teacher is angry.
What's your answer Scot?


"Well done! .. that's your most intelligible utterance this semester ..."
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rana



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to make a correction on the MA TEFL profs, a couple of years ago one was driven out by a student petition. thankfully, i took that semester off and had NOTHING to do with it. there were certainly other complaints about other profs as well. nowhere is perfect, dont go there thinking you are Oxford or Cambridge, Wink .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rana, glad you're feeling better and back with us. Are you trying to 'hijack' this back to the original topic?? Laughing

I wonder if there is any university anywhere that doesn't have the same mix of good/bad and indifferent profs. I was always happy if they were at least fair graders.

But actually I think the OP on this thread was asking about the Writing Program and the move into the MA dept profs was hijack #1. Ah well, it makes searching more interesting... Cool

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rana



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well since I am from the Middle East and you how those Arabs like HIJACKINGS, saw the opportunity and had to do it, you know in the name of Palestine, haha.

anyhow ...

i have heard good things about working in the writing program and they have been more desperate for new blood lately, people moving on, etc. a little underpaid IMO, but prob a GREAT environment known many content ppl from the programs that were my neighbors, friends, before moving back to Bushland.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing

I rather enjoyed the semester that I worked in the Writing Program. Our OP, Dan, has not posted since his question on this thread. I wonder what he decided to do about the offer.

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rana



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is probably smoking a sheesha and drinking a stella in dahab right now and I am freezing my arse off in the midwest.
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xnihil73



Joined: 26 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rana,
we miss you too much [sic] here on rd 15!!

As for Dan's question, I'd say working in the writing program is pretty good, the pay is not much but sufficient (at an early stage in one's career) and the AUC benefits are pretty good, especially if you've got a family.

pm me for specific questions.
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vashdown2



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I am curious- have you made your mind on the MA?
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