Tag Archives: Language

Diagnose Your Grammar Skills!

This past Friday, during Grammar Hour, we took a grammar diagnostic test from the Oxford Practice Grammar program. This type of test is designed to help you determine which grammar concepts cause you trouble, and which concepts you have mastered.¬†We will use the results from the students who took the diagnostic last week to select […]

Grammar Hour Returns!

We are excited to announce that, due to popular demand,¬†Grammar Hour is back this semester! Lani Furbank, the ELLS peer educator, will spend an hour each week answering grammar questions and leading a mini-workshop about a specific grammar concept. Modals: May I learn more? Last week, we discussed the use of modals. The word modals […]

Why we spell, and Onions.

by Jose Morales I just watched one of the best TEDed videos I have seen so far. It is about spelling, but more so about the meaningful structures of language that we as speakers take for granted. Whether we’re learning a new language from scratch, or just speaking our native language we rarely think about […]