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Eric H. Roth teaches university students the pleasures and perils of writing and speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English and writing courses across Southern California. A former journalist and Congressional aide, Roth also directed the CES Adult Education Center from 1996-1998. Roth received his MA in Media Studies (88) from The New School University, and his B.A. (84) in philosophy from Wabash College. He has traveled to over 35 countries, taught writing and English in Spain and France, and led many teaching workshops. Roth co-authored Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless ...
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Do Our Students Need to Swim in English or Pass Grammar Tests?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:18
Such strong emphasis on proper grammar can blind the real goal of ELL students: to swim in English. Teachers may need to evaluate their students' progressed based on other parameters than grammar test scores.
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Why Are So Many EFL Textbooks So Bland, Boring, and Culturally Tone Deaf?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:14
Many EFL textbooks, especially those outside the United States, fail to provide interesting, realistic and culturally accurate depictions. Why do so these textbooks fall short, and what can be done to address this issue?
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English Teachers Confront the Billion-Person Question

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:39
The number of Chinese students who seek to learn English grows rapidly. How will English language teachers respond to the rising demand and policies of the Chinese government?
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Globish - Or Global English - Becomes Mainstream

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:55
Academics and teachers increasingly identify English as a "global" language, or globish." Robert McCrum and other sources support the idea that communication trumps the need for perfection as most English speakers have a different native tongue.
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Paraphrasing Is an Essential Conversation Skill!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:54
Paraphrasing remains an often over-looked essential skill necessary for communication. How can teachers prompt students to paraphrase important ideas?
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