Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
my own class is working on its blog...it's a low level class, fairly good in reading, terrible in writing, for whatever reason. we're making a blog that is basically a collection of what we've written. but they're shy. i've told them i would pressure them into making it public (linking to it on cesl pages) but i haven't...i just want to see what will happen by itself, as a class project. like a class journal of sorts. it's working well. the term is almost over. i will certainly ask them to publish it soon.
i'm inclined to make this more of a personal gateway page, with links, pictures, etc., and less about esl/efl. though i've got a lot to say about esl/efl, based on 20 yrs. teaching experience, and i had intended to put up those ideas (and, was very sorry to miss the debate on Sapir-Whorf that apparently happened over these same blogs earlier in the year)...i just don't have time to check other blogs much, let alone pursue writing about acquisition, language, etc. which is dear to my heart but buried at the moment. we here in the us are worried about survival, etc., as i may need a new profession soon....and, not to forget, some children to whom what happens is quite important...more later, tl