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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
Nope, not me, was just finishing my degree in 92. Thanks for the positive feedback and good luck with the job search.
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…
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.
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.
Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean Englishclub.com, I’m afraid I don’t have any connection to that site anymore.
So where are you working now?
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?.
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.
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
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”??