Transliteration in the ESL Classroom

In my seven years employed as an ESL instructor, while volunteering to teach ESL on weekends for refugees, I’ve learned a valuable asset often and endemically ignored within the region of the Levant (Syria, Jordan, Kurdistan/Iraq). An article in Sooper Articles reminded me of the preceding observation. The author, Charlene Lacandazo , struck a resonating chord in my heart and mind when she stated, “People often misunderstand the importance of transliteration in any given language.” . . .

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