JEFFERSON M. TIANGCO
Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL with Mr. Tiangco
“Language learning inevitably involves learning about different cultures. Students pick up clues about the culture both in language classes and through meaningful immersion experiences.”
“Learning a second (or third) language improves tolerance,” Amy Thompson
Should grammar matter as much when we speak as it does when we write?
Here are two very different takes on the matter:
Dr. Kevin Fleming details the 4 skills and 4 steps all students need to be successful in school, career, and life.
“Plagiarism” comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which means “kidnapper.” Students need to quote and attribute referenced sources for most of their assignments. But when the reader is left to believe that the words are the author’s own, it is considered academic dishonesty and the penalties can be severe.
“What you need is to become a self-directed learner, somebody who takes responsibility for their own learning and creates their own learning program to develop their English.”
“To celebrate the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google has created a map of America’s top spelling mistakes. […] Google’s data team aggregated search queries that started with “how to spell,” then identified which word was Googled most frequently in every state.” Read More>>>
“After all, the essay, in its American incarnation, is a direct outgrowth of the sermon: argumentative, insistent, not infrequently irritating.” In this New Yorker article, Vinson Cunningham explores the roots of the American essay. www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/what-makes-an-essay-american