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Building Vocabulary Through Learning the Language

Children are constantly learning language, learning through language, learning about language. M. A. K. Halliday Children learn to create meaning and comprehend events from their social interactions with…

Nov 5, 2015
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My Dog Ate the Front Matter

I came to write for Center for the Collaborative Classroom after teaching for 8 years. When I heard my CCC colleagues talk about “front matter,” I kept quiet, at…

Feb 10, 2015
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Using Literature in the English as Foreign Language (EFL) Classroom: The Words in Action Progam in Thailand

I was fortunate to be able to bring with me to Thailand a curriculum called the Words In Action program from Developmental Studies Center. The goal of this…

Mar 21, 2012
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How Can Cognates “Beneficiar” English Language Learners (ELLs)?

Did you know that about 30%-40% of all English words have a related Spanish word (such as benefit and beneficiar)? Words in two languages that have similar pronunciation,…

Jul 21, 2010
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