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Galloway, Vicki – Dimension, 2015
Consider the oyster. Like all good metaphors, it has done some morphing since the days of Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor." Newer bands of shell material have repainted the mollusk metaphor, transforming it from ostracism, opportunism, and exploitation to openness, opportunity and exploration, and thus an apt symbol for the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Cultural Influences, Sustainability, Educational Methods
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Salsbury, Tom; Crummer, Crista – English Teaching Forum, 2008
This article argues for the use of teacher-generated corpora in content-based courses. Using a content course for engineering and architecture students as an example, the article explains how a corpus consisting of texts from textbooks and journal articles helped students learn grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The article explains how the corpus…
Descriptors: Course Content, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Language Usage
Lusnia, Karen B. – 1999
This paper describes and examines an experimental and innovative program at the Center for the Teaching of Foreign Languages at the National Autonomous University of Mexico to provide teacher education courses by means of distance learning. This program was undertaken in response to a scarcity of qualified language teachers. It is aimed at…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction
Frusher, Susan – 1999
This paper describes one teacher's experiences teaching English to Mexican university students at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Mexico (ITESM), which is considered Mexico's top private university. The author taught two levels of English as a Second Language: English 2 and advanced English. The entire ITESM system used the…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Group Discussion
Guadarrama, Irma N. – 1998
This paper describes a program that brings bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers from the United States to a Mexican ESL school to teach in the Tetiz (Yucatan, Mexico) field school and in exchange, learn Mayan language and culture. The theoretical base for the project is drawn from the work of major theorists in second language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Cultural Education, English (Second Language)