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June 24, 2003

Throwaway Language

In his recent Language Connection feature for the Daily Yomiuri, Mike Guest talked about the use of "throwaway language" and how teacher talk can be a useful tool in the classroom. While teachers may not even realize that a seemingly simple question such as "How come you don't get it?" will mystify most English learners in Japan, teaching such expressions has its place. Read the full article (link may expire).

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