Being a Preposition

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Words of 2012 round-up

Via OUPblog: While most people are getting excited for the start of awards season on Sunday with the Golden Globes, the season has just ended for word nerds. From November through January, the… Lees verder

Marking methods

I would like to invite all of you to submit your marking schemes/tools. Please send me an email with your materials attached so I can upload them to our blog. Michael’s marking scheme… Lees verder

Yesterday’s Prezi

Inspirational teaching: since when did entertainment not matter?

Via the Learning and Teaching Hub at, by James Derounian Monday 1 October 2012 13.10 BST. To those who argue that humour, enthusiasm or creative energy have no place in the learning… Lees verder

Next meeting: December 4, 2012 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

in classroom 06A34 at our Kohnstammhuis location

(a bit) off-topic: Universities and the Urban Growth Machine

Andrew Ross – October 4, 2012 Why has the price tag of an American college degree skyrocketed (500 percent in the public sector since 1985) in recent decades? Instructional cost is not one… Lees verder

Your Dreams

Press play, go fullscreen (under “more”) and use the arrows on your keyboard to forward through the Prezi

For the enthusiasts: Monthly etymology gleanings, September.

Anatoly Liberman is the author of Word Origins…And How We Know Them as well as An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction. His column on word origins, ‘The Oxford Etymologist’, appears on… Lees verder

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Why Teachers Drink


Knowledge Network English at the HvA 01: Quick scan

The first Knowledge Network English at the HvA meeting revolved around the “quick scan”, it was an opportunity to get to know colleagues who are responsible for, and involved in, the design, delivery… Lees verder

Curse like an Elizabethan Sailor

Thou misbegotten guts-griping dewberry! Long live the Shakespearean Insult Generator.    

David Sedaris

Sinterklaas explained by an American                  

Eddie Izzard



Leraar Engels, Harry Jekkers



Talenstudies (lerarenopleidingen) Alle HBO-lerarenopleidingen hebben afspraken gemaakt over het te behalen eindniveau voor Duits, Engels, Frans en Spaans voor de bachelor. Dat niveau ligt vast in de kennisbasis. Het is het niveau van taalvaardigheid dat je… Lees verder


Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow… Lees verder