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    English Teacher
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    Textbooks for ESL

    Donīt you think that itīs a bit preposterous that textbooks for ESL have such unnatural language in their contents? If it werenīt for my years abroad Iīm sure I would have sounded even more like a foreigner, when writing or speaking...We, esl teachers, have to put up with having students asking us about ainīt when theyīre in an "advaced" level textbook...If it werenīt for some teachers that point out these things and bring songs to their classes, I dunno...Thatīs why I think that sites like this very one, are invaluable..

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    English Teacher
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    Re: Textbooks for ESL

    The flexibility of the net gives us an advatage that the publishers don't have. Also, forums are by their very nature learner-driven; learners start the vast majority of the threads, so they determine the contents.

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