Should grammar be taught in L2?


This is part of an answer I provided @Enotes.com  Should you teach grammar with L2, or just "go with the flow?" That is the question! The universal consensus is that you should teach any foreign language completely, along with its rules, meanings, proper and ethical usage. The rationale behind this is that language is never... Continue Reading →

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Pocket Spanish


Sharing what will become one of the easiest ways to teach Quick Spanish for Spanish Club purposes.  Each week we will change the rectangles until we make a book. The goal is to reach around 100 questions and answers (worthy, relevant, needful) and we got Survival Spanish 101.

Sexuality in Turn of the Screw


The speculations of sexual depravity and abuse have always been at center stage at in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.  Read further on what sexual hysteria, a condition which Alice James (Henry's sisters) also suffered.

Multiculturalism and Sociology as Fields: Durkheim, Weber, and Mead: An analysis of theories


Meade, Durkheim and Multicultural Sociology

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This thesis will show the parallel histories of sociology and multicultural studies. The contributions of Durkheim and Weber will serve as a monitor of how both sciences were born, and have survived as in a symbiotic synergism which continues to develop until today.  The works of Margaret Mead will mirror the importance of social culture, and her impact on the study of sociology in terms of how ethical research and responsible analysis of diversity influences the validity of sociological work.  On and all, this paper will declare the uniqueness of multiculturalism within the study of sociology, and will argue that further studies and preparation will be needed to fully comprehend the extent to which society continues to change. 

A Brief Look into the History of Sociology

France, nineteenth century.  The French are barely recovering from the destruction and chaos brought in by the French Revolution:…

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Free TOEFL Test Practice Sites


Very useful!

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The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States. 

This is the breakdown of the test

Listening 30 to 50 40

to 60 minutes

adaptive short conversationslong conversations

dialogues

Structure 20 to 25 15

to 20 minutes

adaptive fill-inserror recognition
Reading 44 to 60 70

to 90 minutes

non-adaptive insert sentence

one best answer

 click on text

Writing 1 30 minutes non-adaptive a topic given to you

A typical graduate program that is competitive would want to see a score of over 600 under the new scoring system, although anywhere from 400-550 is also acceptable. 

Here are some awesome free practice sites for the TOEFL test that are sure to help you succeed. Click on the links and get instant access to them!

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