Varieties of English

There are many varies of English in the world. The two best known are British and American English, but there are also African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean varieties. English as a widely used language has through its contact with other languages developed regional distinctiveness in many countries. In this blogpost I am going to give tree examples of […]

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Gran Torino

Today in class we watched the movie “Gran Torino”. Gran Torino is directed by Clint Eastwood who also has the lead role in the movie. It raises a number of issues, including ethnic relations, immigration, economic changes in America, life in urban America, individual violence and conflict resolution.                 […]

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FAKE NEWS

In class today we have learned about fake news and how they can be very convincing. We have explored the dangers of believing things we read, and how the internet and newspapers are fooling us into believing things that may not be true. Fake news has gained a lot of attention internationally, and it has turned out […]

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Kiva

What is Kiva? Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. They celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a […]

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The Good Lie

In class today we watched the movie “The Good Lie”. The Good Lie is a 2014 American-Indian drama film based on a true story. Director Philippe Falardeau and screenwriter Margaret Nagle wants to tell a strong story, but they have been criticized for choosing to wrap the real horrors in an easily digestible Hollywood film. The film is about the Second […]

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