On orthography, nationalism and language-learning

[note: The first few paragraphs of this post goes over some phonetics of Korean.  It may not be interesting to many, but my real point for the post comes after.  So keep reading! It gets better.] Recently, Korea claimed the gold medal at the 2nd Alphabet Olympics.  (more here and here).  Indeed, congratulations are due … Continue reading On orthography, nationalism and language-learning

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The Courage to Teach – Part 1: The Teacher Metaphor

I've been linking to Parker Palmer's The Courage to Teach in almost every post, so I thought I would start my first serial post on some of the subjects and ideas found within that book.  I won't be looking at the book chronologically, or even comprehensively.  Instead, I am just going to pick out what I like, … Continue reading The Courage to Teach – Part 1: The Teacher Metaphor