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Andrew Patterson



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject: Mind your language Reply with quote

It seems that the 1970's BBC comedy "Mind your language" has found its way onto Google video. Set in the EFL class in a college of further education, it plays on time-worn racial stereotypes. You might want to look at it given its setting and as a cultural period piece. I'm not sure how it fits in with the current popularity of Borat or with the Steve Coogan character of Tony Ferrino. Comments welcome. Be very careful if you ever decide to play it in class.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2056250757825971031&q=mind+your+language
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clio.gr



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i've recently read this article

http://education.guardian.co.uk/tefl/teaching/story/0,,1803726,00.html

on bad language being taught in an ESL classroom and I find myslef agreeing with Sarah Young.

I try to include some slang and fairly bad language in my lessons (usu. with teenagers or adults) through authentic materials.

So I think I am going to use these videos too.

Thank you
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Andrew Patterson



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clio.gr wrote:
Well i've recently read this article

http://education.guardian.co.uk/tefl/teaching/story/0,,1803726,00.html

on bad language being taught in an ESL classroom and I find myslef agreeing with Sarah Young.

I try to include some slang and fairly bad language in my lessons (usu. with teenagers or adults) through authentic materials.

So I think I am going to use these videos too.

Thank you

I've read your article but I'm not sure if you have watched this video. If anything it contains fewer swear words than most programmes. Possibly even none.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't watched the video yet.

No time between planning lessons, teaching and correcting.

If there is no swearing, that's even better!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you explain?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen the videos yet but I am thankful that you gave me an extra idea for my lessons.
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