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Regional dialects reflect history, culture

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — English may be the dominant language spoken throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean we all speak the same dialect. Each region of the country has many words and phrases of its own.
For example, Joan Hall, editor of the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Mitchell English teacher named state’s best

October 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

A Mitchell teacher, Teresa Berndt, has been named the South Dakota Language Arts Teacher of the Year.
 
Berndt teaches 10th grade English, 11th grade English honors, encounters with literature and technical writing at Mitchell High School. In …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell English teacher named state’s best

October 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

A Mitchell teacher, Teresa Berndt, has been named the South Dakota Language Arts Teacher of the Year.
 
Berndt teaches 10th grade English, 11th grade English honors, encounters with literature and technical writing at Mitchell High School. In …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Language program steadily grows for Aberdeen schools

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN (AP) Five years after Aberdeen public schools introduced its English as a Second Language program, it’s grown to more than 40 students speaking nine languages.
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Letter to the Editor: Sept. 25 edition a ‘disgusting’ read

September 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

“Could kind of,” “that rare of,” “They’re like,” “like, OK, whatever, and yeah,” “I kind of,” “We feel like,” “had kind of,” “to kind of,” “the stuff like,” “things like,” “at this point,” “at this point,” “at this point.” Continue Reading

F-bomb, aha moment among new terms now in mainstream dictionary

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The term “F-bomb” first surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but only landed in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary today, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach. Continue Reading

UND’s Sandra Donaldson, feminist and ‘love poetry’ scholar, calling it a career

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the 35 years that Sandy Donaldson has taught in UND’s English Department, she earned a reputation for gentle discourse and old-world graciousness. Donaldson, 68, will retire at the end of the semester, leaving Grand Forks for a new home in Maine with her husband, Rep. Lonny Winrich, D-Grand Forks, who will not seek another term in November. Continue Reading

DSU, Chinese students hit language barrier: Five are asked to leave campus

January 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Five Chinese students have been asked to leave Dickinson State University after test results showed their communication skills were inadequate, officials said Wednesday.
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Emmanuel Adjei-Boateng, Grand Forks, column: Let’s help immigrant children learn English

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Educational researchers are introducing new strategies that teachers can use to help immigrant children’s literacy development and academic success. Continue Reading

ELL students finding their niche in school

December 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

When the announcement came Monday morning that school would be closing early because of snow, cheers echoed from classrooms all over Willmar Senior High. But there were no cheers from Faraah Mire, 17. She has a lot of learn, she said, and “I would rather stay at school.”
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