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Telephone English: The Good, the Bad, and the Consequences for traditional education (Part 1)


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Author’s note: In this post and those following I refer to English language education almost exclusively as “ESL.” I know that isn’t he preferred nomenclature anymore, but I hate writing “EFL” because it looks like “ELF” to me and I start giggling thinking about some neckbeard teaching people about Elven culture.

So I’m finally getting around to writing a post that I meant to do two weeks ago. This post is going to be decently lengthy, so read at your own risk. I’m going to be talking about what my job has taught me about education (ESL/EFL education to be exact) and about how the methods of my job can be applied to a more “traditional” English classroom. My job has opened my eyes ESL in ways that never even crossed my mind when I was a wee little student teacher. When I was in college the only ESL narratives…

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