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Tips on how to improve your vocabulary

Posted by Ryan on February 28, 2011 in English |

Given that I presented a paper at CamTESOL about improving student vocabulary, it seems fitting that I ran across a webpage in which Robert Nagle covers that exact topic. You can read the article yourself here, but I’ve condensed it down to what I feel are the most important points. Notice the words you don’t […]

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Students and reading

Posted by Ryan on February 23, 2011 in Students |

A few interesting articles I’ve run across the last week or so. The first article points out that letting students read what they want to read makes them better readers. So, instead of forcing them to read books that may not be interesting, it’s much better to have them pick out interesting content and let […]

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Language as a window into human nature

Posted by Ryan on February 21, 2011 in English |

A wonderful talk by Steven Pinker, one of my favorite authors and linguists. This is a very interesting look into the use of veiled speech in English.

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