Category Archives: Proofreading

ELT: On working with readers

 Last semestre I had an intermediate group which had a mandatory reading – the Slumdog Millionaire graded reader, adapted and published by Macmillan. Even though many (if not all) of my students had seen the film, I made a point of … Continue reading

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Writing matters

Although teachers face daunting tasks on a daily basis, few of such tasks are tougher than egging their students on writing. I have to admit, however, that most of the writing themes set in classroom happen to be tedious and unappealing. Still, … Continue reading

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Always consult a proofreader

Much as I like focussing on English as a rule, never have I seen any reason for disregarding my own language or any other languages. This week I’ve been proofreading some scientific articles in Portuguese, which are to be published … Continue reading

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