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Dialogue Magazine

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and ESP

The fear of the native speaker

Those of us who have taught foreign execs learn early on that they would far rather speak English with other non-native speakers than with an English person, or – heaven forbid – an American.

Teaching and learning with video

This is the era of video. YouTube serves well over a billion views a day worldwide, sales of DVDs are booming, and the technology is developing rapidly with high definition flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray and 3-D.

Using case studies with care

Gareth Davies showed us how case studies have travelled from the business school to the language classroom. While I recognize their value, I believe case studies need to be used with care.

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