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American Ways

Learning from America’s Success  (The American Ways–US History and Culture)–Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Instructor: Mr. Michael Krigline, MA        Xiamen University,  Economics Dept Click “refresh” (刷新) in your browser to upload the most recent version of this page; I often change things before quiz/exam time. Primary Textbook:American Ways (美国文化背景); By Dateman, Maryanne Kearny; Crandall, Joann; […]

Poem: Reminiscence

I have not written many poems like this one. (Most of my poetry ends up as songs!) This exception was inspired by a “memory flash” triggered on a bus in Beijing, when I was teaching English there in 1987. My dad and I didn’t become “close knit” until after I was away from home at college. I […]

Poem: Mom’s Day-Dad’s Day

I wrote this poem for my parents in 2013. It is an acrostic poem, where the first letter in each line forms a word. This kind of poem is not difficult for second-language learners to write because they don’t have to pay attention to meter or rhyme scheme. Try it with your class on Mother’s […]

Punctuation–rules for when you type

“When do I add a space?” “How do I break a line of type; what can start or end that line?” “What are the rules for naming files?” Most of my EFL students have never been taught the simple (?) rules for typing or using a word-processor (PC): where to put spaces, when to break […]

Monthly English Corner & Weekly Quote

  • May 22

    A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
    – Chinese proverb


    Note: A quote’s original source is not always known, and authenticity has not been verified. To find out about an author, type the name into a search engine (like Google). One of my favorite websites is: www.quotationspage.com   40

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