Very superstitious… do you avoid cracks? What superstitions do you believe?
The Birth of Saké’ Follows Meticulous Method of Bringing the Fabled Japanese Drink To Life PBS television series POV debuts The Birth of Saké on Monday, September 5 Japanese-American filmmaker Erik Shirai goes inside the Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned company in northern Japan, to capture the traditional saké-making process in The Birth of Saké, which […]
In yesterday’s ESL class, we read an article about literacy journalism pioneer “Dr Bob” Laubach. Laubach was born into a family that had literacy in their blood. His parents were missionaries in the Philippines and they taught the Maranoa people to read. This article reminded me of this meme I keep seeing on my Facebook […]
Lessons From ESL One of the highlights in class is when I introduce the class to slang language. I’ve broken down my son’s favorite, “drawlin’”; explained how one can be “sonned” and explained how “doing the most” is actually a negative expression. We were discussing sayings, and I told them how my son always feel […]
I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton I’ve written before about my delight in my English as a Second Language students. These classes are something I stumbled upon by mistake, and has blossomed into my teaching students from over the globe how to master the English Language. I’ve added a Citizenship […]
Lessons From ESL On Fridays I host an informal English Conversation class. The class has evolved from me standing at a wipe board giving a lesson to the a group of ladies who have bonded and want to practice their English with each other. I sit with the ladies and listen, gently correcting a pronoun […]