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Language, ATL and Mathematics

Language and mathematics. For many, this would appear to be synonymous with corn tortillas and flour tortillas; both of them useful to put food in them, but only one makes a genuine taco. Two areas of knowledge; two languages: one … Continue reading

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What can teaching in China teach teachers about learning and language acquisition?

As a child,  when I started to learn English in Mexico, I thought that words in English would be formed in the same way that they are formed in Spanish: just by joining sounds. And there I was thinking that … Continue reading

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Parents are also Language Learners and Teachers

As a polyglot, it gives me great pleasure when I see students constructing meaning in a new language – especially if it’s the language I teach, and through which I learn with them. Nonetheless, when I see parents becoming engaged … Continue reading

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I.M., The DNA of change in Learning

Cultural Awareness in Language Learning This paper was written in 1997 for the subject of Language and Culture, taught by Caroline Moore. University of Guadalajara, School of Modern Foreign Languages. Learning a foreign language requires entering in contact with the culture of … Continue reading

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Language teachers – Psycholinguistics Combo

Why should language teachers be interested in psycholinguistics? This essay was written by J. Rafael Angel Mendoza in 1998, for the subject of Applied Linguistics, taught by Carol Lethaby. University of Guadalajara, Modern Foreign Language School Psycholinguistcs is sometimes defined … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Register and Style in Foreign Language Teaching.

The Relevance of Register and Style in Foreign Language Teaching. This essay was written in 1998, for the subject of Sociolinguistics, taught by Dr. Gerrard Mugford. University of Guadalajara, School of Modern Foreign Languages.  When learning a foreign language, learners … Continue reading

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Sociolinguistic Competence in Foreign Language Teaching: The Secrets behind Language Grammar.

Sociolinguistic Competence in Foreign Language Teaching: The Secrets behind Language Grammar. This paper was written in 1999 for the subject of Sociolinguistics applied to the Language Class, taught by Dr. Gerrard Mugford University of Guadalajara, School of Modern Foreign Languages … Continue reading

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