Daily Archives: 9 January 2011


(A presentation paper written with our partner, Ida Zuraida originally; left as such) Introduction English is now a global language shared by people all over the world, the existence of which, by definition, can no longer be rendered to any one nation or group claiming it to be their native […]

Teaching Our Very Own English: Ideas on Making It Not ...


(A presentation paper originally; left as such) Introduction Teaching students English should result in the students’ being able to use the language to express themselves. Being able here should be taken to mean that not only can the students use the language to communicate with other people in daily life […]

Teaching Grammar and Topics Integratedly Revisited: An Alternative for Tomorrow’s ...


(A popular article) Reading is undoubtedly an activity that will open one’s mind about the outside world. This is true of both adults and children. Adults, especially those studying at college, read mainly because they are assigned to do so, as part of writing a report or reporting their reading. […]

Free Voluntary Reading Activities



(A research-based presentation paper originally; left as such) Background In daily life, it is not always the case that parties involved in a conversational  exchange will always cooperate, that is, adhere to what is termed “cooperative principle” (Grice 1975 in Yule 1996). There are apparently various reasons for this, some […]

Degrees of Understanding of Verbal Fun Exhibited in Romantic Comedies


(An article) Watching television is now a routine that has become part of almost every family’s life. Though, based on age and interest, different members of the family have their own favorite program, one thing that is certain is that they spend a number of hours weekly watching their respective […]

Television Does not Dictate Viewers; It Lets Them Choose