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Home Away From Home (part 1) – Yaa Serwaa Somuah

Home Away From Home (part 1) – Yaa Serwaa Somuah

Note from the editor: Yaa Serwaa Somuah shares with us a part of her story about coming to Canada and how she learned to embrace her native language and culture amidst the Canadian one. It has been lightly edited for clarity, but the words are her own. Language is a medium of communication in humankind. Different languages are carriers […]

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Posted in: Immigration Stories, Through the Eyes of a Newcomer, Yaa Serwaa Somuah

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ESL Tutoring Tips — Randy Easthouse

ESL Tutoring Tips — Randy Easthouse

I have been tutoring ESL and English composition in the Calgary area for the last six years, in addition to my contracts with CBLA and university programs. For a while now, this has been the only way to work fulltime in ESL. Having tutored high school students, university students, and corporate foreign professionals, I have […]

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Posted in: ESL Classroom, ESL Tips, Randy Easthouse

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Who’s The Boss? Language and Power in the ESL Classroom—Dr. Roswita Dressler

Who’s The Boss? Language and Power in the ESL Classroom—Dr. Roswita Dressler

When sociolinguistics speak of language and power, they refer to a large area of research into how people use language in ways that give certain people, groups, languages a higher status or more privilege than other people, groups and languages.

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Posted in: Dr. Roswita Dressler, ESL Classroom, ESL Tips

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