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  English to go - English lessons, Learn English, Teach English, Lesson plans, ESL resources, ESL reading
english as a foreign language, teaching english as a second language, english as a second language, To communicate in the global economy it is not enough to know English alone.
It is now essential to have a grasp of the global economy and to understand teach english as a foreign language, learn to speak english, learn english, how other people live and work.
In November 1998 the www.english-to-go.com learning to speak english, english speaking courses, online english courses, website launched with a lesson called 'lift off', a story about John Glen who was circling in space at the time.
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  English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language in the world, and as such, some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of 'native English speakers', but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures world-wide as it grows in use.
English as a lingua franca for Europe is a new variant of the English language created to become the common language in Europe, spoken in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_language   (4629 words)

  
 English
English is a Germanic language of the Indo-European Family.
It is estimated that there are 300 million native speakers and 300 million who use English as a second language and a further 100 million use it as a foreign language.
Although French, Spanish and Arabic speakers may disagree, English is well on its way to becoming the unofficial international language of the world.
www.flw.com /languages/english.htm   (124 words)

  
 English
The guidelines for English 1001 (0040) are followed in this course, but in the ESL writing classroom there are cross-cultural implications both of what it means to do academic work and also what it means to share historical and cultural knowledge.
English 1002 (C050) takes a broader perspective than 1001 (0040), requiring students to explore a single theme from the point of view of two or more disciplines.
English 1022 (R050) is the same as 1002 (C050) except that the readings focus on the study of race.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_english.html   (8242 words)

  
 English Club ~ Learn English | Teach English
ESL stands for English as a Second Language.
EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language.
EFL is used when people learn English in a non-English speaking country.
www.englishclub.com   (208 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for language code:eng
Colloquial English may not be a creole but a regional variety of uncreolized English.
An additional 10,276 or 1.8% of population (1976 census) are part-European, and speak English and Fijian.
Nida, Eugene A. A synopsis of English syntax.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=eng   (1636 words)

  
 OHCHR: English (English) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the Old English period of 450-1,100 A.D. (first phase), Britain experienced the spread of Christianity, and, from the 8th century, the invasion and occupation by the Vikings, called the "Danes." The most important event of the second phase, the Middle English period (1100-1500 A.D.) was the Norman Conquest of 1066.
The English language which spread to the world created many of its variants, the most prominent of which is American English.
The American English writing system is said to owe much to Noah Webster's "An American Dictionary of the English Language" which was completed in 1828.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/eng.htm   (1931 words)

  
 USD - Welcome to English at the U.
English grads are especially adept at distilling meaning from complex situations and texts.
You'll find them constructing concise written and spoken material for print and broadcast media; developing creative and effective approaches to teaching and learning in education; and writing and disseminating policy in government.
USD is governed by the Board of Regents of South Dakota and is an Equal Opportunity institution.
www.usd.edu /engl   (160 words)

  
 Behind the Name: English Names
Simply means "amber", from the English word that denotes either the fossilized tree resin or the orange-yellow colour...
Either a short form of ASHLEY or else from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "ash tree clearing" in Old English...
www.behindthename.com /nmc/eng.php   (1051 words)

  
 ESL Resources for Students
English Forums is a great place to learn and discuss the English language with help from professional teachers.
English Consultor offers a free weekly e-mail newsletter for ESL students with motivational articles, reading help, grammar tips, vocabulary help, and question and answers from readers.
Friends in English is an online community composed of people from all around the world who are learning English as a second language; you can join the community or visit their companion website.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/esl/eslstudent.html   (1751 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: english   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English Courses in the USA - Directory The education guide for international students, with hundreds of universities, colleges, English language programs and boarding schools in the USA.
Study English in Los Angeles, USA Native English speaker teachers.
It’s a small (virtual) world שייך לנושאים: כללי, English, קוד פתוח, טכנולוגיה — gby @ 22:17 This post is in English, because it concerns, among...
technorati.com /tag/english   (528 words)

  
 U.S. Congressman English
Washington, D.C. Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) applauded today’s House passage of the Conference Report on H.R. 3222, the 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations...
English Announces Federal Funds for Local Projects in Erie County
English Praises Sarkozy for Leadership and Inspirational Speech
www.house.gov /english   (208 words)

  
 Best Online Casino on the Web - English Harbour Casino
In addition to the best casino games, English Harbour also offers the best bonus games, highest payouts, and biggest jackpots and bonuses.
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 Yamada Language Center: English Web guide
English is taught at the University of Oregon by the Department of English.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare -Many would argue that this man is English literature.
This page is maintained by the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/english.html   (179 words)

  
 American English
In American English the final e is removed from verbs before adding -ing, in correct British English this is not done giving "routeing" (British) and "routing" (American), however the American practice of dropping the "e" is becoming quite common in British English.
Note that in British English, "letter box" also refers to a box in public place where letters etc., are deposited for onwards transmission by the Postal Service, sometimes known as a pillar box.
In British English a washroom is a place where one goes to wash. The words "john" and "jakes" perhaps both derive from the French "Jacques".
www.scit.wlv.ac.uk /~jphb/american.html   (12175 words)

  
 U.S. ENGLISH, Inc.: Towards a United America - "); document.write(month + '/' + now.getDate() + '/' + ...
Washington, D.C. - By a bi-partisan vote of 64-33, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment late last night to make English the national language of the United States and reduce the entitlement to multilingual services.
U.S.ENGLISH, Inc. is the nation's oldest, largest citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States.
U.S.ENGLISH believes that the passage of English as the official language will help to expand opportunities for immigrants to learn and speak English, the single greatest empowering tool that immigrants must have to succeed.
www.us-english.org   (494 words)

  
 English Department Main Page
Our very strength as a Department of English thus rests with our aggregate of different disciplines that explore multiple aspects of human communications.
Multidisciplinary perspectives of creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition create contrasting and complementary theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding and teaching how people engage language, and create, consume and circulate texts in diverse media.
The English Department at Arizona State University is robust and unique precisely because we bring together every part of English Studies in one space.
www.asu.edu /clas/english   (227 words)

  
 Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the British Labour Party suffers significant losses in English local elections, Prime Minister Tony Blair conducts a major cabinet reshuffle.
A new Cabinet of Israel, led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is approved by the Knesset and sworn in.
1429 - Siege of Orléans: French troops led by Joan of Arc lifted the English siege and turned the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Main_Page#Wikipedia_in_other_languages   (867 words)

  
 English Department, UW-Madison
With about 55 faculty, 33 academic staff, 800 majors, and 200 graduate students, we are one of the largest and most distinguished departments in the College of Letters and Science.
The English Language and Linguistics program includes a linguistics track in the undergraduate English major, a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate, an MA in Applied English Linguistics and PhD in English Language and Linguistics.
The English as a Second Language Program teaches some 1,500 international students a year, helping to support the campus's commitment to linking the University to all parts of the world.
www.wisc.edu /english   (436 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: English
Its vocabulary has been newly selected from sources showing how modern English is used internationally, in print and on broadcasts and over the Internet.
Translations are available to and from English to Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, and Welsh.
English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/ref28.05.00   (1630 words)

  
 Common Errors in English
Non-Errors Those usages people keep telling you are wrong but which are actually standard in English.
English as a Second Language Help Desk at Washington State University
View a short video about English at Washington State University, home of Common Errors in English.
www.wsu.edu /~brians/errors/errors.html   (504 words)

  
 English Heritage - Stonehenge & the History of England : English Heritage
English Heritage - Stonehenge and the History of England : English Heritage
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
Each English Heritage holiday cottage has a story to tell: its past inextricably linked with an historic house, a fortified castle or a great estate.
www.english-heritage.org.uk   (231 words)

  
 Department of English
Welcome to the English Department of the University of Texas at Austin.
Our focus on critical reading, analytical reasoning, and lucid writing is central to the mission of the College of Liberal Arts, while our large and distinguished faculty makes us one of the strongest and most diverse departments on campus.
This website offers you the opportunity to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs, discover our outstanding special programs, read about recent achievements, and keep current on English Department events.
www.utexas.edu /cola/depts/english   (163 words)

  
 English Department
The English Department offers a wide array of courses: midshipmen study everything from Homer to Hamlet, from Marlowe to Morrison, from Dickens to Dickinson.
The English Department has a mix of 25 civilians and 13 officers currently teaching.
The department offers an honors major as well as opportunities for independent study or graduate study at local universities.
www.usna.edu /EnglishDept   (70 words)

  
 English Grammar for ESL Learners
English Club : Learn English : English Grammar
Welcome to English Club English Grammar for ESL learners.
This English Prepositions List is a list of all English prepositions, showing them in context with example sentences.
www.englishclub.com /grammar/index.htm   (124 words)

  
 Learn English free and chat in English online at English, baby!
We use fun English lessons to help you study ESL.
Practice English with English Chat and English forums.
English chat is a great place to practice your English skills and learn vocabulary!
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 Common Errors in English
Speakers of other languages tend to make some specific errors that are uncommon among native speakers, so you may also want to consult sites dealing specifically with English as a second language (see http://www.cln.org/subjects/esl_cur.html and http://esl.about.com/education/adulted/esl/).
Dictionaries differ among themselves on how much guidance to usage they provide; but the goal of a usage guide like this is substantially different: to protect you against patterns which are regarded by substantial numbers of well-educated people as nonstandard.
If you search for the word “English” in Google, which gives a measure of popularity by ranking its results in order of the number of links other people have created to them, my site is number 2.
www.wsu.edu /~brians/errors   (1246 words)

  
 HEL Website
is intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e.
Middle English texts in electronic format (University of Virginia)...
The Preface to The Dictionary of the English Language
ebbs.english.vt.edu /hel/hel.html   (552 words)

  
 wsbradio.com: News Proposal: Make All State Forms English-Only
Bearden said there is a big concern among his constituents that a lot of their culture is being erased.
He said English is the official language in Georgia, and it is important to protect the state's heritage and history.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund called Bearden's proposal ``unnecessary and mean-spirited.'' The group's acting regional counsel, Isaiah Delamar, said English-only laws are based on a myth that the primacy of the English language is under threat.
wsbradio.com /news/120606immigrant.html   (268 words)

  
 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:ENG
Current residents include members of the USA military, a small detachment of British officials, and support staff, mainly of Mauritian and Philippine origin.
227,000 speakers, 8.9% of population, 729,000 second language users (literate in English) in Singapore, 28.5% of population (1985 estimate).
There is an emerging English vernacular on St. Lucia, in a certain rural area.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=ENG   (897 words)

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