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June 21, 2008

100+ Tips and Resources for Teaching Abroad

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Alisa Miller of Teaching Tips.com has written an article/put together a list of resources called "100+ Tips and Resources for Teaching Abroad." An excerpt from her text follows:

Teaching abroad is a popular way to see the world and make some money. Whether you are a graduate right out of college, a retiree who is looking for adventure, or you’ve decided to make a change mid-career, teaching English overseas is easily obtainable. The following resources and tips range from how to find a teaching job to learning the differences between the types of schools to resources for travel and teaching. Read below to find . . .

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June 13, 2008

Composition - Bizarre English Metaphors AND Similes

Hi Readers,

Earlier, I did a review on a lesson I did this Spring semester with writing students on similes and metaphors HERE. I thought my students did fairly well.

What I’ve reprinted below (including the intro paragraph) came into my mail today: these are NOT from my students (can also be found HERE--thanks, Femmebot). Note that some of these are really analogies. (NOTE: Before you leave a comment saying that some of these are similes...of course!...please read the title of the post...I can't help it that some places on the Web have shortened their reference to this page as a "metaphors-only" page).

I found some of these similes and metaphors hilarious though and, as some commenters have pointed out, covertly ingenious is some cases. Anyway, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing examples of--what I assume to be--unintentionally silly / mixed metaphors. My colleague suggested that it would be nice if writing students would at least indulge in this much creativity from time to time!

*Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their
collections of actual analogies, similies, and metaphors found in high school
essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of
teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 11:29 AM and is filed under Composition.
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June 08, 2008

Free Literature Courses from Seven Universities

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That's right, free literature courses. According to a report from education-portal.com, MIT, U of Utah, Utah State U, U of California, Berkeley, U of Sheffield, and others are offering the course material for several literature courses to the public without cost via the Internet. They don't all offer credit but they do offer the same information you'd otherwise pay for from many online degree programs. According to the site . . .

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