Carol Gaab is the co-president of the International Forum on Language Teaching which has met twice in the past three years in Colorado. She is also the Spanish teacher for English-speaking players and the English teacher for international players on the San Francisco Giants. Her energy, enthusiasm, and insights have been a great asset to the language teaching community. We join Carol not only in her celebration but in the celebration of the … (read full blog)
"Psycholinguists argue about whether language reflects our perception of reality or helps create them. I am in the latter camp. Take the names we give the animals we eat. The Patagonian toothfish is a prehistoric-looking creature with teeth like needles and bulging yellowish eyes that lives in deep waters off the coast of South America. It did not catch on with sophisticated foodies until an enterprising Los Angeles importer renamed it the considerably more palatable "Chilean sea bass."
Mark Knowles - Thursday October 30th