Korean alum takes the cake with idiom textbook
expressions really drove alum Andrew Ha 67 up a wall.
So this assistant professor of teacher education at The State University
of New York College at Potsdam decided to take matters into his
own handsto the benefit of many Koreans.
Ha has written a book for Koreans learning to speak English called
The Key to Reading Comprehension. The book specifically deals with
the problems of idiomatic expressions, and is aimed at high school-level
Idiomatic expressions cannot be literally translated into other
languages, which makes learning to speak English more difficult.
Ha found a need for this book because many Koreans were having comprehension
Ha is already at work on a second hook aimed at elementary school
children learning to speak English.
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