How Can Emotion-full Language Affect The Teacher/Student Relationship?: Evidence From Intercultural EFL Online Chat Tutoring

Introduction As the world becomes more interconnected, new methods in the study and practice of language learning are needed to account for the experience of a globalized world (Bloomaert, 2010) and the continual intertwining of technology into our lives at younger and younger ages (Pasfield-Neofitou, 2013). Simultaneously, teachers need to know not just the new … Continue reading How Can Emotion-full Language Affect The Teacher/Student Relationship?: Evidence From Intercultural EFL Online Chat Tutoring

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What Kind of Creatures Are We?: Language

Introduction Noam Chomsky is getting older. He is undoubtably one of the most influential thinkers of contemporary philosophy and science. Though that may not itself be the most praiseworthy thing. But with age come synthesis and summary. Chomsky's latest writing outside of his political side have been this sort of writing. His book What Kind of … Continue reading What Kind of Creatures Are We?: Language

A Review of “Firewatch” for ESL/EFL Teaching

This review assess the potential for game-design enhanced second language teaching and learning of Firewatch. For background reading about the philosophical and linguistic-theoretic foundation for the approach used in this review, see here and here. Introduction Games for second language teaching and learning (L2TL) are very often used for very limited purposes. Something like "fun" or motivating language use. But as … Continue reading A Review of “Firewatch” for ESL/EFL Teaching