PEARSON ADULT LEARNING
“Feeling a Fool While Going to School”
September 29, 2004
What did you like best about this article? Least?
What vocabulary words did you not know? How many could you guess
does Albert Koehl develop his ideas in this essay?
Small Group Discussion
Review the form of a standard, five-paragraph, essay.
Discuss and share three difficulties you have had with learning
a new language.
prepared to share the difficulties of your group members with
the whole class.
Writing Assignment (Due,
in class, on October 6, 2004):
Using the article, "Feeling
a Fool While Going to School," as a model, write a short essay
on your own experiences with learning a new language.
Write three body paragraphs
of 75 to 125 words on each of the following topics. Try, if you
can, to relate something humorous or funny in at least one
Difficulties in pronunciation.
Problems with reading.
Something you've learned about a different
culture by learning a new language. (as Koehl has about, for
example, the verb "to go" in Chinese)
Write a short introduction
and conclusion of no more than 25 to 40 words each to complete
teacher sample essay:
A Foolish, But
Earnest Language Learner
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