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by eric_p_m
Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Ideas for a teaching demonstration ?
Replies: 3
Views: 27440

amazing post...

My pleasure, BrandomJR. 8)


Sincerely,

Eric Paul Monroe

http://www.eric-tesol.com/
by eric_p_m
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: 12 am = midnight or noon?
Replies: 9
Views: 96719

AM or PM for midnight and midnight...

To whom it may concern: I will defend that noon is 12:00 PM and midnight is 12:00 AM. I believe that there is an educational problem due to a misinterpretation of the Latin terms and thus, a geographical misconception results. The vast majority of cultures outside of Asia honor solar versus lunar sy...
by eric_p_m
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: What's the tense/classification?
Replies: 9
Views: 12313

infinitive vs. present participle...

Dear BAofE and Aracely, Normally, the infinitive follows a conjugated verb. I would expect that you would already know that since your native language functions in the same manner. In English, "to", the infinitve marker, as in (to) chase may be omitted depending on the context's formality. Furthermo...
by eric_p_m
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Impratical and Unpratical
Replies: 2
Views: 6234

impracticable vs. unpracticable...

Dear Sheeta, Your question really isn't up to debate. The bottom line is that the morpheme "un-" goes with Latin based terms while the morpheme "in-" always goes with words of Greek origin. "Practice" is of Greek origin. Phonetically, before a bilabial sound, / n / assimilates to [ m ] . End of stor...
by eric_p_m
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Do TESL Courses really work?
Replies: 3
Views: 6990

TEFL course

Dear Christa, As you are probably well aware of there are a multitude of schools, including universities, and English training centers abroad which just require you to be a native speaker in order to teach non-native speakers. I would urge you to speak to a current student or graduate of the TEFL co...
by eric_p_m
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: YEP and NAY in US parlament - standard English?!
Replies: 1
Views: 5396

Political jargon

Dear Silis, I believe that you are mistaken: the political jargon should be "yea" and "nay". "Yep" is a colloquialism for "yes" although quite improper for a formal context. Linguistically, "nay" comes from Old Norse and thus "yea" comes from Old English probably as a compliment, meaning "so be it"....
by eric_p_m
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Ideas for a teaching demonstration ?
Replies: 3
Views: 27440

demonstration class

Dear Daniel, I just finished teaching for five years in China and most companies there request a teaching demonstration although they only refer to it as a "demo", due to their limited English proficiency. There, I found that class demonstrations were usually just a way to entice an outside company ...
by eric_p_m
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: internet based activities
Replies: 3
Views: 7813

chatting on-line

Dear Guinevere, I have encountered the same problem and have hence stopped recommending my young students to visit open ESL chatrooms without being supervised by myself or their parents. Here, education about on-line sexual predators should be enough of a warning to students. I have been providing a...
by eric_p_m
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Pronouncing Carrefour
Replies: 10
Views: 31867

Pronouncing Carrefour

As you may be aware, "Carrefour" is the French word for intersection and road crossing: four cars coming together from the cardinal points of the compass. I would venture to say that that there would be two main ways to pronounce the first syllable depending on how much French you knew. That should ...