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By Philip O. Chomak

In this humorous and relocating memoir, an English instructor interweaves tales of his encounters with grownup scholars who got here to the San Francisco Bay region from Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam to review this "foreign" language

"Teaching English as a moment Language is an effective gig. it truly is fulfilling to sharpen one's figuring out of a linguistic element after which current it to a category with lucidity and lifestyles. yet getting that time throughout isn't what this publication is ready; it is approximately what occurs within the perpetually unpredictable international beside the point--where surprises spring from the quirks of languages (theirs and ours) and, after all, from the quirky people who communicate them."
-from the author's prologue

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