The following piece is a bit different from the rest of the articles collected on this site. It’s not actually a published article. It was just one of the first things I really felt that I should write up in article form. It was inspired by an assignment I had been given for my dipTESOL, but it ended up morphing into something totally different. My adviser encouraged me to use it as the base for a proposal to attend a conference in New Zealand. And I did. And I got accepted and I went. So in many respects, this paper probably reveals a lot about the path I am on. It also helps show how much every small step I make forward is often the result of the patience and encouragement of the people around me.
The PDF can be accessed by clicking the image above or following the link right here: Even-a-Native-Speaker-Stops-Sometimes Stein 2012