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Spinning Blocks for the ESL Classroom: Blending, Segmenting, and the Sound of Thought

    I consider myself a smart phone user, in the sense that I don’t use a smartphone. What with all the babble on addiction , sleep deprivation, and brain changes , I am afraid to. And the phone I do have I don’t use much. In fact the main reason I keep it around […]

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If one thing baffles me, (and I’ve been told one is a low estimate), it is the difficulty that my EFL students here in Japan have when reading and writing large numbers. Even among my advanced classes I rarely come across someone who can easily handle numbers greater than 10,000. Conceptual issues aside, this should […]

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