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I really appreciate TIRF's efforts in making links, journals, and reference lists available to the public for free! Ryan
I'm very impressed with how comprehensive these resources are. Nice job in researching and compiling all of these lists. Thanks so much!
This is great. I will think about applying for a grant. May be Sheikh Nahyan's Doctoral fellowship or the other ones. Thanks
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@ Toshimi Yasuda - Thank you for your comment! TIRF would like to provide an approximate translation of your message above for our web visitors worldwide: "An article about our volunteer experience is now posted on the world scale education foundation Webpage (http://bit.ly/c5nlXt). It even mentioned that we traveled and went to encourage younger generations!! We are happy that the activity started by two people is now shared all over the world."
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I am looking for the best method to teach a Thai friend english....could you help with the answer to that question. It will all be done at home Thank you
@ Ryan – We’re happy to make these resources available to the public! You’re very welcome! - TIRF
@ Jim – Thanks for your question. Can you please tell us a bit more information? How old is your friend? What is their purpose for learning English (e.g., work, school, travel, etc.)? Do they live in an English-speaking country or are they somewhere else? Thanks, Kathi Bailey
She is 40 and speaks a little english, mostly from asking me all the time. She will be here in the US permanently. We have comitted to learning but the choices are extensive. She does read some english. Thank you
@ Ryan - You are very welcome!
I want to teach others' to read, write, and speak the English language well. :) I am currently certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to children, and I am taking coursework toward certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in adult education. My thesis project was on "Workplace Literacy." I would like to pursue a doctoral program to continue to promote workplace literacy and would like to know if there are opportunities for grants or scholarships for doctoral students in support of this area of study.
hi to anyone who sees my comment i realy and deebly interesting to leanrned English like my mother language but never get chance to fullfill that dream, is that possibale this webe will be making dreams to realaty. could be let us see,
@Jenny -- GREAT question! And I am happy to tell you yes, TIRF is interested in supporting doctoral candidates who are doing research on English in the workplace. Please have a look at http://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/apply-for-a-grant/bilingualismplurilingualism-in-business-and-industry/ for information about the kinds of research related to this topic that we wish to promote. We will be posting the call for the 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Grant applications around January first. In order to be eligible for a TIRF grant, you must be accepted into a legitimate doctoral program and must have had your research plan approved by your doctoral committee. Please do keep in touch with TIRF as you move ahead with your aspirations. One more thought: Please go to http://www.tirfonline.org/resources/references/ There you will find a series of reference lists, including one on "Language in Business and Industry." Perhaps it will be of use to you. Also, if you have some references which we should include on this reference list please follow the instructions about how to submit them. Thanks, and please keep in touch! Kathi Bailey (TIRF President)
@Jim -- Here is one thought. There is a useful book for people in your situation. It is called "More Than a Native Speaker: An Introduction for Volunteers Teaching English Abroad." It is by Don Snow and it can be purchased via amazon.com for about $3.00. I know the title refers to teaching abroad, but the ideas in it would be good for your situation too. Also, depending on where you live, you might want to contact the local TESOL affiliate. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an international association of English teaching professionals world wide, but it has affiliates throughout the US. To find out if there is an affiliate in the area where you live, please go to http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/seccss.asp?CID=160&DID=1630 The members of that affiliate might be able to suggest local resources, or you might be able to attend a local conference to get ideas. Good luck! Kathi Bailey (TIRF President)
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@ KOLO - Thanks for your comment. Can you please tell us a bit more information? How old is your friend? What is their purpose for learning English (e.g., work, school, travel, etc.)? Do they live in an English-speaking country or are they somewhere else?
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