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Why Teach Creative Language?

Posted by Suzanne Banay Santo on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : Subsequent Language Acquisition 

The next time you’re at Home Depot, IKEA, or even some grocery stores, you may have a choice to use ‘Self-Service Checkout’ (i.e. automation), or wait in line a little longer in order to have the opportunity to interact with a human.

Our society is moving toward automation, and it is crowding out many lower-end jobs, and even changing mid-range jobs (like career advisory businesses).

Parallel to this, the language promoted in most group ESL settings is geared toward finding a job. Eve...


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One to One Personal Attention

Posted by Suzanne Banay Santo on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, In : Creativity and Trust 


Most of us love one-to-one personal attention, though we may not articulate this clearly as a thought. However the refreshment of simply being listened to, without judgement and without advice can help us cope with substantial challenges. These challenges can range from learning to navigate a new culture and language, to working through artistic processes in the company of someone who cares.

I specialize in providing a receptive environment for you to speak your truth, and I will help you fi...


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What is Perfect English?

Posted by Suzanne Banay Santo on Monday, December 29, 2014, In : Subsequent Language Acquisition 
The notion of perfection is a very personal one. At the same time, some elements we might agree on are beauty, skilfulness, and clarity. There is no one true perfection, nor one true beauty, but most of us would like to merge with our own ideal self and live it out. That is my idea of perfection. That is my idea of beauty. That is what I had in mind when I wrote this book for my subsequent language learner students, but it is a message for all my friends as well.



This book is available on Amaz...
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