Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 19:26:19 -0600 From: POLSKY ELLEN S 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)