"To what purpose, April, do you return again? . . ."
I enjoyed my week in Atlanta while attending the TESOL 2019 conference, and I learned that Waffle House must serve something there it doesn't serve anywhere else. The headquarters of the Coca-Cola corporation is in this city. I'm not sure if that's a highlight or a detriment to be honest, but TripAdvisor ranks it as... Continue Reading →
If you’re an applied linguist and you enjoy science fiction, you might want to check out this month’s issue of Analog: Science Fiction and Fact.
I’ve got a new story out! Check out “Applied Linguistics” in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Analog! It’s available online or in print form, and I’m pretty damned proud of it – it’s about language and learning and how cultural context can change, inform, or even create behavior and self-knowledge. And shape-shifting aliens on alien prison planets, so that’s cool, too!
There are a lot of other very cool stories by very talented authors in there, too. I especially liked “Ring Wave” by Tom Jolly and Adam-Troy Castro’s latest Draiken tale was a lot of fun. Check it out – you won’t regret it!
but this podcast is especially fun because Juan Fernández is doing it in Spanish! Listen to a recent episode of his Español con Juan Spanish-language listening podcast, in which he enumerates the struggles of a college Spanish teacher in London: https://www.1001reasonstolearnspanish.com/hecho-polvo-2/
I tell my students if they want to write research papers, they must consume the academic literature, and one way to go about it is by subscribing to the RSS feeds of the prominent journals. The RSS feeds will not deliver entire articles (one will need to access the journal through an academic institution to... Continue Reading →
The public speaking textbooks recommend presenters limit the number of slides to what's necessary, and with the advent of smartphone scanner technology that's more pertinent than ever. I just attended the TESOL 2019 International Conference and English Expo. Almost everyone was snapping photos and scanning the slides as they went by, myself included. What's more,... Continue Reading →
Here is something of interest to Spanish language learners. Audible is launching a dedicated Spanish language website to serve the hispanic community: Audible Latino will be a dedicated destination, with exclusive content created for the platform.Christina Orlando, Book Riot, March, 11th, 2019 https://bookriot.com/2019/03/11/audible-launches-audible-latino/
I'm in Atlanta this week for the TESOL 2019 international convention. 🎡 Good morning #Atlanta! Looking forward to productive meetings throughout the day before our #TESOL19 Opening Keynote later today at 5:30 pm! #mytesol19 pic.twitter.com/2EOE9y7KT2 — TESOL 2019 (@TESOLConv) March 12, 2019 I arrived this afternoon, got registered, and attended the first keynote of the... Continue Reading →
"‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats" https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBUDZTQ?m=en-us&referrerID= "... impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country. What could be more compelling than collusion with enemies, tax evasion, or... Continue Reading →