Tuesday, August 17, 2004

The President as ESL poster child?

This fall I'm going to be tutoring an ESL law student. The internet has lots of resources on ESL teaching, including one that sends me weekly bulletins. Today I learn that I can use examples from the speech of President Bush himself in order to show that, yes, English really is hard!

I don't know about this. Undoubtedly correcting Bush's errors has something to offer as a pedagogical tool, but it seems cruel to the man. Besides, I'm embarrassed for him--and for the nation that put him in office.

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