27 May, 2010

New Exercises Added to the Library

We keep increasing the size of the English Toolbox library. Our latest additions are exercises testing the difference between adverbs and adjectives, as well as one on standard Business English e-mail phrases. Our search engine can guide you to exactly what you need!

01 May, 2010

Barring English Teachers with Strong Accents

Yes, these children need to hear the same flawless Queen's English in the classroom that they hear at home:

The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English.

State education officials say the move is intended to ensure that students with limited English have teachers who speak the language flawlessly. But some school principals and administrators say the department is imposing arbitrary fluency standards that could undermine students by thinning the ranks of experienced educators.
More here.

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