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by blackmagicABC
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Rosy future in Asia?
Replies: 11
Views: 2093

I run a school in Taiwan and I can gaurantee you that the most annoying thing for me is the absolute lack of teacher commitment. There are teachers here who consider themselves experts because they have been doing the wrong thing for years and now they consider themselves experts. At what?
by blackmagicABC
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: how many new words per lesson
Replies: 27
Views: 7498

I thought ad hominem is not a word (although it does appear in the dictionary) but I guess we could call it two words. The brains ability to remember new information, if it is structured coreectly and memorized correctly, is much better than what we often expect or care to admit. I do think it is po...
by blackmagicABC
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: how many new words per lesson
Replies: 27
Views: 7498

Stephen Jones wrote:
Finally, the only "big" word I know is ad hominem which is why I used it. I have to at least sound smart.
Err. 'ad hominem' is not a word; so you don't :)

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Back to the drawing board for me.
by blackmagicABC
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: how many new words per lesson
Replies: 27
Views: 7498

I am glad to see other individuals here who are not willing to get caught up in ad hominem attacks and logic. Without specifying the level or age or mental capacity of the students it is impossible to judge the amount of words you should teach in a lesson. This is made even more difficult by not spe...
by blackmagicABC
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: How to make a 13-year-old boy interested in English?
Replies: 7
Views: 4358

Can I guess that over the last two years he was not taught correctly (maybe too much unnecesary grammar exercises) and now he is either confused by all the rules or he is like any other 13 year old who doesn't want to learn anything. Depending on how much he has actually learned over the past two ye...
by blackmagicABC
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: what is the proper age for children to learn secend language
Replies: 6
Views: 4595

I've never read anything about brain damage before. Though I'm aware, contrary to popular belief, that the language learnt MOST inefficiently is the native one, and language is generally learnt most inefficiently at an early age. This is because the student still has no experience of language. At a...
by blackmagicABC
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: I greatly need help
Replies: 2
Views: 3646

When searching for academic information there is a very good possibility that you will eventually find sites that are link to universities and other education institutions. Some of them may require a registration fee but it is not much and usually well worth it. I would also recommend you go to Dr. ...