Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 19:26:19 -0600
From: POLSKY ELLEN S Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COLORADO.EDU
Subject: Re: Could I please ask...
I agree wholeheartedly with Barbara Need that Linguistics is a must for
prospective ESL (and other language) teachers. I work with many ESL
teachers with no linguistics background, and they often have trouble
explaining structures and pronunciation problems to students. I teach a
course called English Phonology for TESOL, and the students really
appreciate having that basic knowledge. I strongly believe that a basic
knowledge of linguistics is helpful to the general public and necessary
for language teachers.
Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU)