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Duolingo Announces its French Podcast

I love the Spanish language podcast, so this should be a welcome addition for French students.

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Week 8 – Summer 2019

Looks like I’ll be adding some additions to my Mexican handicraft collection after all this year.

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Shift the onus to them

This is a great article on classroom management: Why shouldn’t students feel entitled? You’ve relieved them of responsibility. Think about it. You assess by legislative fiat, document attendance, lord over technology, interact with students 24-7 via email or text, keep students on track via Blackboard or Canvas, treat students as customers, are blamed for grade […]

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Summer 2019 – Week 7

Some people have bad hair days; I have bad technology days. This morning, the OneNote app on my phone stopped syncing with my work account (most likely due to the hyper-vigilant Internet security protocols at my workplace–a problem our IT department perennialy insists on deflecting to faculty). Otherwise, I’m still recuperating from TESOL proposals, which […]

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An informal introduction to American allophonic variation

This makes for a narrative introduction to the North American pronunciation of the intervocalic /ɾ/. she also touches on the difference between the Spanish and English varieties. As I began hearing Beto’s name said by a variety of acquaintances and the national media, I noticed that often the pronunciation sounded just slightly off. Read more: […]

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There’s a reason the English call it a “full stop”

I made this observation at a writing-group session a couple of years ago, so I was happy to find my linguistic intuition supported with research. I used to have friends I texted several times a day, and I noticed that subtle changes such as this communicate even more with someone you text on a daily […]

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An evening stroll on Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Is anything more glorious than blossoming Jacaranda and roses bathed in the warm hues of magic hour?

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A remedy for annotating academic literature in Microsoft’s OneNote

OneNote offers an ideal way to consume academic literature with its draw-on-screen feature. Nonetheless, people sometimes eschew the product due to problems that arise as a result of the way OneNote embeds PDFs into its pages, as images, rather than document pages. Problems occur when a touchscreen user inadvertently moves the page image. If annotations […]