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  1. Dido Walker says:

    Alex did you do your TESOL Diploma in Tunbridge Wells Kent by any chance in 1992. I think I remember the name. Great Blog and I thought I would say hello as I am looking for work in Sussex for the summer at the moment so these tips are really helpful

  2. alexcase says:

    Nope, not me, was just finishing my degree in 92. Thanks for the positive feedback and good luck with the job search.

  3. Mariana says:

    Alex I read the information you posted dealing with the pronunciation of ch and sh of ESL learners, It is really interesting. I am doing a research about it here in Chile so I would really appreciate more information about it. Where can I find more information related to the pronunciation problems of sh /ch in learners? do you have any research of this? Thank you.. i´ll be waiting for your answer…

  4. alexcase says:

    I guess you mean the list of minimal pairs. Don’t have much to add to that myself, but this book probably has something else about it:

    Or there’s always Ship or Sheep.

  5. Jr Lagos says:

    Hi Alex, I would like to ask that how can I join asba teacher in my english club 17? I want to become a teacher.

  6. alexcase says:

    Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean Englishclub.com, I’m afraid I don’t have any connection to that site anymore.

  7. Jr Lagos says:

    So where are you working now?

  8. Abel says:

    Hi Alex, I,m a Spanish teacher in Kansai area. I would like to say congratulations for your blog. Really helpful. By chance, do you have some info regarding the non verbal politeness in japanese classrooms?.

    Abel Alvarez

  9. alexcase says:

    Top two articles here mention that I seem to remember


    If not, I’ll have a more thorough search because I’m sure I’ve done something on it.

  10. Beth says:

    Hello Mr. Alex. I’ve seen your work on “Closing lines for different kinds of email”. And there you have: “I hope this is acceptable with you”.I was told that using “with” is not grammatically correct. I thought that maybe it’s British. So, could please help me and explain. Thanks in advance

  11. alexcase says:

    That’s a very good question! Dictionaries say “acceptable to” and “I hope that is acceptable for you” also comes up as a Google search term, and most “I hope that is acceptable with you” Google results are by me! It still sounds most natural to me, though. It could perhaps be a fixed phrase that is old fashioned but has remained in letters and hence formal emails like “Dear Sir” and “Yours sincerely”??

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