Well then for those masters students the written academic language is relevant, but for the majority it isn't. It's all about teaching them probable language, not possible. If they're hardly going to hear it then no need. Hence I'd never suggest learning "British English" (and there are numerous forms of that) over others. It's really about what each student is going to do.|
Going back to the OP's comment... if "base off" is being used - enough that a native speaker is asking about it - then I'd say it's not just a valid form, but that students can freely use it, innit.
Out of interest? How do your obs work in the distance DELTA? You have to come back to the UK for the Cambridge observation? My DOS told me she never had any abroad, but that was a few years back.
Used to teach loads of Thai's heading to post-grads. But thanks to the Tory government they've dried up.
Currently working on my LSA2... writing. Fun, fun, fun. BTW, when did you start EFL? I recall you mentioning it a year or so ago, but I know you've been on here a while. Were you already doing it when I went to Japan?
Edited by FWB at 18:03:19 20-06-2012