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Tao or Dao?

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Dao is usually spelled Tao in English. Dao, however, is closer to its pronunciation in Mandarin. That DoE© is the “Way” of English will become self-evident. As this Introduction is intended for teachers of English Language Learners (ELL), I have restricted myself to practical concerns. I will, however, in future blog posts, touch on important philosophical and theoretical matters. To sum it up, I begin with the Chomskian assumption that language is mind, and, as has often been observed, a differ…

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Sentence Sense - post by Angela Mailander, Ph.D.

In 2002, I went to teach at Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China. In my spare time, I volunteered at a local kindergarten to test Dao of English in that setting. Since I don't speak Chinese, I worked with a partner. Li Yongchuan was a young teacher who had won't five awards for her work. She and I were given 45 minutes per week with each group of kids, and anyone who has ever taught a foreign language knows that this amounts to a virtual death s…

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Who is Dao-of-English for?

 Dao-of-English can be taught to students of any age, including adults. It can be taught to beginners, and to those whose English is already good but who still make syntactic errors in their writing. The only difference will be the speed in which the student goes through the material. - as will as the size and the sophistication of the vocabulary.

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