On Testing English

Words are loaded pistols according to J P Sartre. You certainly can shoot yourself in the foot with those unruly, dangerous little things. Some political power-seekers are showing  prodigious naivety when they claim a one-off test of English skills will be a valid and reliable measure of acceptability for new citizenship. This Fallacy of the Crucial Experiment, theContinue reading “On Testing English”

Bring Forth What Is True

Bring forth what is true Write it so it’s clear Defend it with your last breath. Goethe Faust Hello and welcome here. You may have discovered by this that I am in the extreme maturity stage, 83 to be exact. I have spent my last two posts sharing memories, largely related to many years of teaching.Continue reading “Bring Forth What Is True”