Imelda 'Aimee' Morales's book Alignment: Lessons in Writing was launched on Oct 24, 2020. Accompanying the book launch was a seminar by FLOW writers on various topics related to the book. I gave a talk on Teaching Grammar: Is it necessary?Many people are saying that Grammar is not important anymore. In internet groups, people who… Continue reading English Language: Is Teaching / Learning Grammar necessary?
The Corona impeachment trial is covered by radio and TV news stations every Mondays through Thursdays. I usually watch the trial through the ANC cable channel. Their four presenters use the phrase IN REGARD TO in practically every other sentence. To me, the phrase just doesn't sound right. I figured that perhaps the three presenters… Continue reading IN regard to or WITH regard to?
A certain James Soriano, an Ateneo de Manila University student and columnist of Manila Bulletin, wrote an essay titled "Language, learning, identity, privilege" for his column. Apparently, it caused quite a storm among some Filipinos such that Manila Bulletin removed the piece in its website. His first sentence is: "English is the language of learning."… Continue reading James Soriano, his language and his little world