Friday, April 30, 2010

English Language Learner

Note To Self:

We're all learning English.  All of us.  We've even elected presidents who struggled with syntax and vocabulary.  You're no exception. You have a whole slew of participles that are dying slowly, dangling around waiting for their salvation.  So, can you go back to English as a second language instead? It might cost you something "professionally," but you weren't all that professional anyway.



  1. You know why they dropped ESL label, right? Because many students already have two other language, and English may be their third or gets interesting.

  2. I tended to think about it less as "first" and "second" and more as "primary" or "secondary," meaning ESL would suggest English as a Secondary Language. Makes more sense to me than English as a Second Language.