“English Is Dum”

This video gives you an idea of what ESL students all across the world are up against. I’ve been teaching English for a while now and not a day goes by when I don’t think that the language was specifically designed to sabotoge its students. By the way – the man featured in this video is 103 year old Ed Rondthaler, a former president of the “American Literacy Council.”

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One response to ““English Is Dum”

  1. Brilliant tale and so relevant in the modern world. Turning learning into an educational game makes the learning process so much easier. It also captures the attention and imagination of students.
    But if you want to add an extra dimension to Ed’s tale just think about what we have to put up with in the UK. Redundant letters abound especially with the letter U; colour; humour; etc.

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