Emails I received...
If you would like me to delete your message please email me!

From :  Jenny B
Sent :  Friday, March 31, 2006 5:54 AM
To :
CC :
Subject :  Hello from Jenny...

Hi Nada, this is Jenny here. I'm currently doing a Diploma in TESOL course from London Teacher's Training College and the course has been so interesting. It's been a wonderful experience so far and I'm sure that it will be the same for the remaining part of the course.

I was actually surfing the net and happened to type in a linguistic term (language acquisition I believe) and whilst reading for information happen to chance upon your lovely website! I spent some time reading about your profile and viewing your family pictures, etc. Although I do not know you personally, I feel that by reading your profile and achievements I think that you're a fabulous lady!

I was in Melbourne, Australia about 5-6 years ago doing some studies and I happened to meet another Lebanese friend by the name of Nada too! It was lovely to meet her at university and also her family (we used to catch up for coffees and cakes at local cafes; in winter sometimes I would just drop by her home for a home-made coffee by her mom!). I am excited to meet another Nada this time from Lebanon... It was at Nada's home that I used to taste home-made Lebanese food prepared by her mom; and I especially loved hommus with pita bread.

She did mention to me that Lebanon is a beautiful city as she used to visit Lebanon whilst growing up with her family. However, she did mention that with the civil war that things had changed. I was also under the impression that Lebanon was mostly a Muslim country but was surprised to hear from her that it's about 50% Christians and 50% Muslims. At times I also used to joke with her and say that the Lebanese boys are very good-looking... there's a huge Lebanese community in Melbourne and in Sydney too I believe.

I'm currently still single but have a dream to one day have a family to call my own. And always say that I'll have a good home. It was really nice to read about your family rules and conduct and to have you as a role-model in my life.

If you ever happen to travel to Singapore I would be happy and blessed to have you stayover in my home. At the moment, I'm looking at going back to Australia (this time Perth!) to study again this July for about 2-3 years. I would be back in Singapore for my holidays or India from time to time. If you ever do make plans to visit South East Asia or Australia, please do not hesitate to email me and perhaps we could meet up in person sometime.

Keep up your great and good work Nada and I pray that God will continue to use you to teach and bless others, just as He has blessed my life with you as a role-model. God bless you dear and hugs to you and your family from across the miles!

Take good care of yourselves and do keep in touch.



From :  mohamed S
Sent :  Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:14 AM
To :  <>
Subject :  Error Analysis

Dear Nada,

Today I read your research paper about Error Analysis and I really liked it. It really enriched and broadened my horizons for things that I was not aware of. I really appreciate your work and we are in the same boat as I am an English language teacher. I taught in Lebanon for 5 years. After that I moved to Saudi Arabia and I have been teaching here for five years. The problems I face here are some how exactly the same. I hope I can meet one day or attend one of your classes or lectures to share things regarding English. I would also like to mention that I taught grade 9 students (Brevet) for five years in Lebanon.

Thanks a lot for your precious article

Best Regards

Mohamed S

From :  Jay U
Sent :  Monday, December 5, 2005 7:37 PM
To :
Subject :  Your web site

I have been teaching for 15 years and I accidently stumbled onto your website. I teach 5th grade
and we have been studying fables which they love. This will help me greatly for my focus I want to pursue.
Thanks again,

From :  Khalil Z
Sent :  Thursday, December 1, 2005 12:21 PM
To :
Subject :  Greetings from Morocco

Hello Nada,

Thank you so much for responding to my request so positively; for that, I owe you much thank, admiration and respect.

I made it clear, in my previous email, that I will be using your paper on Error Analysis as a section in a chapter on Second Language Research Methodology. That is, I will be using your paper to teach my students how they may conduct a similar small-scale research in Error Analysis.

I am sending you, as an attachment, the final draft of a booklet which I am intending to make available to my students, and I hope to get some feedback from you before I print it out.

On the other hand, I have been through different corners in Nada's ESL Island, and I verily believe that you are offering us there a highly valuable source of input.

Thank you very much, Nada. May Allah protect you and your lovable family.

Khalil Zakari

English Language Teaching Supervisor

Academy of Alhouceima, Morocco.

From :  KZ
Sent :  Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:39 PM
To :
Subject :  Request

Hello Nada,

My name is khalil Zakari. I am an English Language Supervisor ( School Inspector) and a part time teacher of Applied linguistics at the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknes, Morocco. I would like to use some data from your small-scale research on  Errors spotted in the writings of native speakers of Arabic, but I need to have your approval first.

Not only shall I use your data, but I shall also use your research methodology as a sample methodology which my students might adopt/adapt in their BA monographs.

Looking forward to hearing from you, I connect you, madam, the best of my regards.


English Language Teaching Supervisor

From : Kandi
To :
Subject : your Friend Christianna
Date : Sat, 3 May 2003 17:21:26 EDT

hi my name is christianna and your information that you put on your web page has been a big help. Because of your definitions i made a 90 on my project.When you get this can you please write me back. thanks

From : "John S
To : <>
Subject : Education on the Internet
Date : Thu, 1 May 2003 17:03:18 +0100

Your website has been included in todayís Education on the Internet. The newsletter currently has over 34,610 subscribers. Our website receives around four million page impressions a month and so your inclusion should increase the number of visitors you get.
You can find it at:
It has also been listed in our web directory.

You may wish to provide a link from your website to the Education on the Internet newsletter or the Web Directory. As we have, according to the Alltheweb Search Engine, over 134,370 websites linked to the Spartacus Educational website, (for further details see this should increase your search-engine ranking. As a result, by providing a link to us you will improve your ranking in second-generation search engines such as Google.

Please feel free to send me a 200 word description of new aspects of your website when they become available.

John S

From : "admin" <>
To : <>
Subject : TESL/TEFL Affiliate Opportunity
Date : Sun, 27 Apr 2003 23:51:21 +0100

Dear Nada,

ICAL is the leading provider of online TESL/TEFL Certificates and we have recently introduced a new automated affiliate scheme which may be of interest to you as the owner of a website related to teaching English.

We are now offering a commission rate of 10% (equal to $26.50) for each registration we receive via an affiliateís website.

A few features of this scheme are:

·         Free affiliate sign up Ė it costs nothing to be an ICAL affiliate; the only requirement is that you have a ELT related site

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Itís easy to become an affiliate, it takes just a few minutes and after the sign up you can download a snippet of HTML code to place on your site. From this the system tracks all the visitors to ICAL who come via your site and when they register, it sends out an email to let us both know and adds the 10% fee to your account.

Please visit which has the details on the affiliate scheme. You can also sign up for free from this page.

Of course, if youíve any questions please do get in touch.

Best wishes,

Pete West


From : Behçet Kemal YEÞÝLBURSA <>
To : <>
Subject : Thank you
Date : Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:08:07 +0300

I'd just like to say thank you for al your time and effort that you put into your web-site.  I really find it very useful.
Ayþegül YEÞÝLBURSA (Ph.D. student, Gazi University, Ankara/TURKEY)

From : "Carla Beard" <>
To : "Nada AbiSamra" <>
Subject : Re: Link submission
Date : Sun, 20 Apr 2003 20:00:19 -0500

Dear Nada,

Thank you for telling me about your site. I have established a link from Web
English Teacher, and you can see it here:

I would like to present your site with an award. Since attached files can
carry viruses, I invite you to visit the award page to copy and paste your

(I think Elea-Maria is very cute!) Congratulations!

Carla Beard
Web English Teacher

From : "Jeremy Paton" <>
To :
Subject : Link Request for
Date : Thu, 17 Apr 2003 23:14:17 +0700

Dear Nada,

Please could we request a link for at the page

We provide an innovative and rapidly-growing site for the English-learning
community, and have made every effort to provide a quality and comprehensive
resource. We received the Netscape DMOZ Cool Site Award for the ESL
category, publish hundreds of quality pages each month, and we are 100%
free. We hope you will find us to be a worthwhile addition to your page.

Our details are as follows:

Title: - The ESL Site for everyone learning English!
Possible Description:  Comprehensive new ESL Site including forums, realtime
chat, grammar, flashcards, worksheets, puzzles and games, phonics, jobs,
streaming audio materials, TOEIC modules, helplines, and much more.

In any event many thanks for your time and consideration, and very best of
luck with your site.


Jeremy Paton

From : Jacob Summers <>
To :
Subject : About your website ' Nada's ESL Island '
Date : 16 Apr 2003 13:19:05 +0530

Dear Nada,

I visited your website ' Nada's ESL Island ' hosted by FortuneCity. You seem to be a real cool person with a wide range of interesting hobbies.  I was also impressed after reading your resume and your work experience.  You seem to be a sort of Jack Of All Trades!!  The layout of the site has been designed in such a way that it is easy for the reader to access any information.  Your site has such a refreshing touch to it!  Enjoyed browsing through the site and found the information was extremely interesting.  The homepage has been designed in a simple, yet impressive manner.  I especially liked the presentation of the site and precise information provided.  Overall a great site!!


Best regards,
Jacob Summers

From : Howard Roark <>
To :
Subject : About your site 'Nada's ESL Island '
Date : Tue, 08 Apr 2003 16:40:05 +0530

Hello Nada,

I visited your web page 'Nada's ESL Island' hosted at Fortunecity. The features that you have presented on this site were quite interesting and informative. You have a wide range of interests and I really envy your life style. You are one of those people whose energy is inexhaustible. Your insights on your teaching profession is amazing and I applaud your intention to share your knowledge with the outside world. Your way of perceiving this world is quite romantic and your thoughts that has been presented justifies this fact. You have chosen the right medium to express your ideas as well share them with the on line community. This site will definitely open some new doors for you and will help you in expanding your realms. Keep up the good work.
Howard Roark

From : "j_galvao" <>
To : <>
Subject : motivation
Date : Fri, 4 Apr 2003 15:55:25 -0300

My name is Rosely Molinari Peixoto. I am from Brazil, São José dos Campos/São Paulo.
I am an English teacher and I am finishing pos graduation in English. My material to get a graduation is " Elementary School and motivation"  how to lead with teenagers, etc.
Your site is great.
Could you please, send me materials about motivation?
thank a lot.
hugs Rosely
My e.mail is

From : "Glen Penrod" <>
To : <>
Subject : new ESL web site
Date : Tue, 1 Apr 2003 04:05:10 -0700

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to submit a new ESL web site for your list of links.  The name of the site is, and the URL is  This site contains hundreds of free materials for both students and teachers.  All resources are categorized by skill and level.

Please feel free to browse through, and let me know if it is appropriate for inclusion on your list of links.

Thank you,

Glen Penrod

From : "Daniel Tammet" <>
To : <>
Subject : educational/learning link url submission
Date : Wed, 26 Mar 2003 21:29:55 -0000


Iíd really appreciate it, if you would consider our website Optimnem ( for your links section. We offer a variety of  educational courses on-line, promoting key skill areas such as literacy, numeracy and foreign languages, through spatial learning strategies for subjects: English, Math, French and German. All our courses are supported by qualified, experienced tutors, and we donate a percentage of all subscriptions to leading childrenís educational charities.

If you would like any more information about our site or courses, please donít hesitate to get in touch.

Take care and very best wishes,

Daniel Tammet
Creator, Optimnem

From : "Lidia Russeva" <>
To :
Subject : Help
Date : Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:16:07 +0200

Dear Nada,

I was really happy to find your site in the web. I hope you could help me. I'm a student in the External Program of the University of London doing Spanish and Latin American Studies. I have to write an essay about compering two prescribed texts one from a Multiple View Point and the other from a Single View Point. I do understand the concept in itself but unfortunately I can't find any example of a text with a Single point of view. It looks like that's impossible because there is always more that one people's points of view. Is there anything I am missing?
I know that might be a difficult think to ask considering that you don't know the texts I'm talking about, but I was just hoping that maybe there is an answer relevant for any texts in general.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Lidia Russeva

From : nilüfer mýsýrlý <>
To : <>
Subject : elt
Date : Sun, 16 Feb 2003 10:44:19 +0200

Hi Nada,

I am writing to you from Turkey.I am an English teacher at a High School in Turkey too.I read your web page.So I liked it.Thank you for your preparation!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

King Regards,
Nilufer Misirli

From : "larbrant" <>
To : <>
Date : Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:09:29 +0100


I wonder if there is any key to your exercises??



From : "Mark's ESL" <>
To : <>
Subject : Exchange Links -- and get more traffic
Date : Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:12:02 +0900

If you havenít already, I encourage you to exchange Links with Markís ESL World
All ESL and Teacher Sites are welcome
Itís easy, automated, and will drive more traffic to your site.
Just click below and fill out the simple form!
Link Exchange

From : "rafael castro" <>
To : <>
Subject : Travail
Date : Sat, 8 Feb 2003 19:56:20 +0100

Madame Abisamra,

Je suis réponsable d'une nouvelle revue online en arabe, anglais et francais. Nous serions interessés a travailler avec vous. J'ai lu votre curriculum et je voudrais avoir plus d'information sûr votre disponibilité. Le job s'agiraît de 80 pages chaque mois de l'arabe au francais et anglais et viceverse.

Nos articles s'interessent d'economie, politique et societé.

Je n'ai aucun doute à propos de votre capabilité  en arabe. Je vous prie seulement de traduire le premier paragraphe en anglais.


Rafael Castro

From : Rabab Majzoub <>
To :
Subject : Successful Web page
Date : Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:05:55 +0200

Dear Nada
I appreciated your style your work, congratulation. Is your site updated
every time? Do you provide weekly lesson? If so please can you add me to the
list of sending them a weekly lesson.
Rabab Majzoub Itani

From : "Teachers Latin America" <>
To : <>
Subject : suggested links?
Date : Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:15:06 -0600


I had been looking for resources on your page regarding ESL teacher training or resources in finding work abroad.  We run a program in Mexico that both trains ESL teachers and places them in positions through Latin America.  Perhaps a link on your site?

Guy Courchesne
Teachers Latin America

From : peterjay perez <>
To :
Subject : tnx
Date : Mon, 20 Jan 2003 23:34:31 -0800 (PST)

thank u.. very much for this wonderful and much educational site.. its so unique compared to the rest that i browsed
about the odyssey...

God Bless!

From :
To :
Subject : Thank you
Date : Thu, 19 Dec 2002 23:39:10 EST

Your website is great!  The explanation of themes of writing and themes of literature is a great asset to honor English students trying to master critical thinking skills beyond 2nd stage or even the  3rd stage.  The explanation you give for finding the tone and mood in literature is a good one.  Thanks for the help.

From : Chris R
To :
Subject :
Date : Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:54:51 -0600


I wanted to let you know that, which is linked on, has been changed to Same service, same management team, different name and URL :)

It would be great if you could update it.


Chris R
Co-Founder and CEO

From : ""
To : <>
Subject : ESL English site
Date : Fri, 6 Dec 2002 00:06:22 +0100

Hi Nada,

Our website is English for Foreigners related. It is Interactive at .

Please, check it out and if you find it appropriate, we ask you to include it in your link collection.

Thank you

Laszlo B
Steve C
nonstopenglish team

From : "Maria S
To :
Subject : copyright...
Date : Thu, 05 Dec 2002 15:42:28 +0000

My name is Maria Stridh and I'm a Swedish student writing a project on motivation and motivational techniques in England. I've seen you website and the many great images you have there. Where have you gotten them from and would I somehow be able to put some of them on my webpage, referring to the original source-your homepage of course. I would be most grateful.

Thank you/Maria

From : Ruth S
To :
Subject : Your Webpage
Date : Thu, 31 Oct 2002 11:32:32 +0200

Hi Nada,
Just wanted to say that your page is really impressive. I teach high school English in Jerusalem , and have only just started to look at materials on the Net .Yours is the BEST.
Keep it up,
RuthRuth S
Rehov David Meretz 4/1
Jerusalem 96905

From : "BonnieP"
To : <>
Subject : from one teacher to another
Date : Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:56:30 +0100

Hi Nada,

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to find your website! I'm also an ESL teacher. I'm American and live in the Netherlands (my husband is Dutch). Your information on teaching literature is exactly the type of information I was looking for! In February, I will be teaching literature in China. I'm be teaching university.  I've never taught literature before, and I had no idea where to start! Thanks to the information you posted on your website, I now have a good idea of how to teach literature.

I want to be just like you when I grow up!  haha

Take care. I'd love to hear from you if you have time.

With warm regards,
PS Thanks for such a great site!

From : "J. G
To :
Subject : (no subject)
Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2002 18:17:02 +0100

Dear miss Nada,

First, I would like to congratulate you on this fabulous site.  I also
would like to ask you if you have any reference on how to look-up an
idiom in a dictionary.  I am  a PhD students working on looking up
strategies in the bilingual dictionary (English-Arabic).

Thanks you for your help.

From : R
To :
Subject : Congrats!
Date : Sat, 21 Sep 2002 00:14:45 +0000

Hello hello! Congrats for the baby girl! I hope you are all doing fine. I guess she's meeting life now! Well, I have experienced babies too but in another way. You know I write poems and call each of them my children since I have been the father and the mother at the same time, so this makes you enjoy their education more. Like a widow who would never find the perfect soul. I was surfing the web and I found your webpage and in there, I found your mail adress (no no I did not get it from school or any private institution - I have no contact whatsoever with any of them, especially NDJ). So I won't talk much, let you enjoy the glory of motherhood. Thanx for not forgetting about me :) we too students do not forget good teachers!

Take care,


From : R
To :
Subject : a 98/99 Jamhour student
Date : Thu, 19 Sep 2002 22:57:51 +0000

Dear Mrs. Abi Samra,
I was one of your students during the 1998/1999 season at the Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour. Classe de seconde 1. Well, in fact, I am pretty sure you don't remember me. But I do. My name is Rabih Khoury, and used to sit at the right end of the class. I don't if you even have ever heard my voice (well because I didn't have one at that time)...
Anyway, I got to the literary section and succeeded in that field. I am studying Journalism at LAU Beirut. And I write much. And I mean like really much.
What made me write is my English teacher in Première/Terminale. She used to like really HATE me. And I couldn't handle that. I had really good grades during your classes and I remember being a "good student" and enjoying the matter of English Subject. Still, with the other teacher, I felt horrible. I had a standard 6/20 on all her exams, and I always wondered why. My only good grades were on essays. And in Terminale, I began with a 6.6/20 and ended with another great 6.6/20...
So that was a horrible story, I am not gonna bother you with that. At university, it all went wonderful. I took three english courses and was one of the few who managed to get a straight A ... I even gave private lessons on campus to a Saudi student (!!).
My writings started when I was in late 16. Now I am here with a full poetry book, and I so happy with it. The truth is I am not able to find still a publisher. I got encouraged by my University English teachers ...
I don't know why I am telling you this but I am here to thank you for the wonderful year (which was really tough by the way) I had with you. I learnt way too much. Later, I had managed to get over my scary teacher and got respected for what I am and not for what I write (even though i like the opposite...)

If you don't remember me, that's fine.
If you do, I say hi; and hope I did not bother you with my big mail.
All my gratitude,

From : webmaster
To :
Subject : --- Please help your ESL colleagues and friends ---
Date : Fri, 06 Sep 2002 04:43:03 -0400


My name is Philip T and I am the webmaster of http://www....
a NON-PROFIT full service esl community web site which offers FREE teaching
resources, an on-line English grammar, web boards, a job finder service, esl
games and activities, teaching tips and articles on esl teaching.

Everything on is cross-referenced and database driven, so it is
easy for esl teachers to find games and activities for the grammar and language
objectives that they are teaching in their classrooms.  Membership on the site
is NOT required, but many people are happy to sign up so that they can
contribute games, tips and articles of their own!

I am contacting you because  is the contact address listed on
the site:

I was hoping you might be able to place a link to teachingfish on your site.
Visitors to your site will be able to find esl jobs and free teaching resources
at  A good spot to place a link would be Comprehensive sites

If you are able to link to us, we would be more than happy to reciprocate if you

Thanks for your time and attention.  I hope to hear back from you!


Philip T

From : "Ann D
To :
Subject : Re: Thank you for signing my Guest Book
Date : Mon, 1 Apr 2002 14:27:50 -0600

Nada,  I especially enjoyed reading your writings from Robbie's
Rhetoric and Style class.  She has retired and I am now teaching
that course.  Although we had the same teacher/major professor at
Auburn, I have chosen to teach the course using Corbett's text as
a supplement.  My syllabus was designed for secondary education
majors; I do, however, have some English majors and BLA majors.
We are reading landmark articles by "compsters" such as Nancy
Sommers, Sondra Pearl, Maxine Hairston, and others.  We're
writing a lot, too -- narratives, arguments and so on.  Thanks for
your insightful web site.

Ann D
Assistant Professor of English and
Director of Learning Center/Instructional Support
... University

From : "Maria S
To : <>
Subject : your website
Date : Sat, 25 May 2002 21:36:05 -0400

I am so very impressed with your site.  I think what impresses me most is
the detailed organization you seem to have with every aspect of your
teaching, lessons, and even your own professional development.  I loved your
mission statement page- do you review that with your students?  If so, in
the native language or in English?  The class expectations were also very
interesting.  A very useful and rich site, full of wonderful content. It
shows the breadth of your skills as a teacher, and really could be an eye
opener to new teachers as far as how many areas and fields teachers have to
be aware of and use in their careers. (parenting, psychology, character ed,
subject matter, etc.)

Bravo to you,

Maria S
Sarasota, FL USA

From: James C
Subject: your website
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 19:52:17 -0500

I found your website through Yahoo while doing research for my ESOL
class.  You have some really great things on it!  I am in my first year
as an ESOL teacher.  I am a Spanish teacher normally (for the past 12
years), but I am doing this for the first time this year.  I really
enjoy ESOL, but need imput from others.   I like your syllabi.  Can I
"steal" a little of your wording for mine next year?
Leigh C

From : "Laurence O
To : <>
Subject : Research Article; Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement
Date : Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:15:04 -0000

Dear Nada,
 I downloaded the above article from the internet, but couldn't see the results.
I am a Psychologist in Scotland U.K. and am interested in Emotional Intelligence in the population of adolescents with which I work - at risk youth in residential and secure settings.
I'm also going to do a project soon looking at measures of E.Q.I would be grateful therefor to see any results you have from this study-- was the hypothesis supported etc.?
hope to hear from you.
Laurence O

From : Alvaro G
To :
Subject : just loved it
Date : Sun, 24 Feb 2002 21:32:24 +0100 (CET)

Hi Nada,
My name is Alvaro and I teach ESOL at Grady High School in Atlanta, GA. I am an international teacher and next year I'll be teaching in Kuwait. I happened to find your web site and I just LOVED IT... I can assure you that you'll be an inspiration for me when I'll take a little bit more seriously having a web site.

Thanks for your web site!

Alvaro G

From : "Saed N
Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2002 19:40:57 +0100

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saed n

From : "Raymond H
To :
Subject : Good luck message
Date : Fri, 01 Feb 2002 23:15:32 -0400

Hi Nada, My name is Raymond H, lebanese canadian, living in Canada for the last 25 years, i was on the net trying to find a college or school where I could take some courses in translation, and I ran into your Resume.Very impressive cv. I like to wish you the best of luck in finding a good job maybe in canada.
Good luck

From : Sonny S
To :
Subject : EQ and emotional intelligence
Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2002 18:32:36 +0800

Hi! I'm a senior undergrad Psych student in the Ateneo de Manila
University in the Philippines. I'm also doing my thesis on EQ and
Academic success along basically the sam lines as yours.  My sample size
is smaller though, and there is a triangulation in my framework that
includes FGDs, interviews and surveys to get students and teachers ideas
on Academic success.  When I correlated my EQ scores and grades though,
I didn't get a significant corrleation.  The only thing that came out
significant at the .05 level was the correlation of Self-awareness (one
of the sub categories) and the grades.  I'm curious as to how your study
turns out! Good luck with it!
Chinky S

From : Gustavo S
To : <>
Subject : Add a Site
Date : Fri, 11 Jan 2002 15:02:25 -0600 (CST)

We would like to add our company's link to your site. We are the
developers of The Homework Site, an internet tool which allows teachers,
parents, students, and school administrators to access homework, school
events, and lesson plans online among other features. Please let me know
what is involved in order to do so. Our URL is ...


Gustavo S

From : "Joann E
To :
Date : Thu, 27 Dec 2001 9:27:15 -0500


I am trying to put together information to persuade my local school board to make changes in current educational policy.  Over the past ten years this school district has made policies to cut recess, prohibit all school parties and demand homework over all school breaks including summer vacation.  (that would be significant homework in all subject areas).

I have been writing letters and making phone calls to try to remind these policy makers of the importance of childhood and the development of my children's emotional health --all to no avail.   The school district contends that in order for children to compete in today's society - nothing - must interrupt the "learning process".

I am hoping that a more formal "paper" with significant documentation will help to argue my cause.  If you can recommend any readings or directions I might follow,  I would appreciate  your efforts.

Thanks for your time.

--- Joann E

From : MTM
To :
Subject : MidSummer Night's Dream
Date : Wed, 26 Dec 2001 15:22:30 EST

I am a middle school ESOL teacher in Fairfax County, VA. I recently
discovered your adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on
the web and created a unit around this script. My 7th and 8th graders loved
it, and this was the first exposure many of them had to quality content
writing. Thank you. I am wondering if you have other similar resources

Ted M

From : JanetD
To :
Subject : Emotional Intelligence
Date : Sat, 10 Nov 2001 15:43:16 EST

Hi Nada! My name is Janet, I live in Baltimore. I work at a college and am enrolled in a Master's program in HRD. I'm working on a paper on EI, using it to design a seminar for freshman and I'd like to use your paper on 11th graders as a case study. But where are the results? Did you ever get a chance to implement it? I feel like I'm reading a great novel only to find the last chapter missing! Any advise would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Janet

From : "Master"
To : <>
Date : Thu, 8 Nov 2001 04:57:06 +0200

Dear Nada,
I found your CV on net
we are an egyptian recruitment company and now we need to recruit many teachers in SAUDI arabia as the following conditions:

Basically we need Canadian, British or American English language teachers to
work in our centres which are located all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Their experience and age is not important but they should have a relevant
Degree or TEFL teaching qualification.

The package we offer is as follows.

Salary of SR.8,400.00 per month
Housing allowance SR.750.00 per month (You will be expected to rent your own
Local Transportation SR.350.00 per month
Free medical coverage
30 days paid vacation upon completion of one year
Contract is for 2 years
48 Working hours per week (Teaching 6 hours a day)
Students are mainly adults (TESL/TEFL)
Free ticket or money in-lieu to the point of origin after completing a year
of work in Saudi

We usually teach adults only but occasionally take teenage boys. The
student/ teacher ratio is 4 students in tutorials, 8 students in
conversation classes.
please if you are interested or know may be interested to send CVs to us

Master R
Eng. Khaled A

From : "Ken K
To :
Subject : EQ paper
Date : Sun, 28 Oct 2001 13:35:31 -0600

I am in the process of starting a dissertation on Emotional Intelligence
for the doctoral program at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI.
I was interested in your study with 11th graders since I will be most
likely looking at the same age group.  Have you done any other research in
this area?  Can you point me in the right direction as I start my pilot

Kenneth K
Associate Principal
K... High School

From : "wang l
To :
Subject : Research findings for 'The relationship between emotional intelligence ...'
Date : Thu, 25 Oct 2001 10:37:34 +0800

Dear Nada,

I have read your research proposal entitled 'The relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in eleventh graders' with much interest as I am also doing my master's degree research in the same topic. I would greatly appreciate if you could forward to me your research report on this title so that I could cite your research outcome in my dissertation.
Thank you very much.

Wang l

From : Tamara H
To :
Subject : Emotional Intelligence Study
Date : Mon, 22 Oct 2001 12:54:57 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Ms. Abisamra,

I have read your research paper on emotional
intelligence and academic success with great interest.

My name is Tamara, and I am pursuing an MBA in Madrid.
I am currently enrolled in a research methodology
class. Part of our class work involves conducting a
simple study of some part of our student body
(undergrads). My group thought that finding a
correlation between emotional intelligence and
gradepoint average would be interesting. Upon
researching the topic, we came across your work.

We have just a couple of questions regarding your
study. Did you complete the study? What were the
results? The test you implemented is lengthy and costs
too much for us, do you know of a shorter, yet
acceptable test available via internet? Ours is really
just an exercise in identifying the different kinds of
variables, sampling process and data manipulation.

I would appreciate any information/advice you may
have. Thank you in advance for taking time out to
assist us.

Tamara H

From : chris
To :
Subject : Link Suggestion
Date : 2 Oct 2001 07:07:55 -0700

Hi. I would like to recommend the BW Resource Room for your list of
favorite links.  Please have a look at:


Chris G

From : JEAN S
To :
Subject : From Puerto Rico...
Date : Sat, 8 Sep 2001 13:11:24 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Nada:

My name is Jean Marie S and I'm a Master's student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

During this semester I'm taking a course on Investigation and I am interested in conducting a correlational study on Emotional Intelligence and Retention with students that have dropped out from regular school and are now taking an equivalency high school program.

I was really surprised and happy to read the proposal of your investigation on emotional intelligence and academic achievement.  I would love to hear from you and have your opinion on the study that I'm planning to do.  If you have any reference to suggest, I will appreciate that.  I would also like to know where can I find the Bar On, R (EQ-i) scale and who should I contact in order to ask for it.  I would probably need a spanish version or ask for a permission to translate it.

Any information that you can send me will be very, very useful.

Hoping to hear from you and thanking you in advanced,

Jean Marie

From : "Diane N
To : <>
Subject : Teaching Novel.Short St.
Date : Wed, 5 Sep 2001 10:45:14 -0500

Dear Nada,
I am talking these ideas into a special tutoring program in high school, because I think they are very thorough and clear.  Thank you for making this available.
Diane N

From : "Souha H
To :
Subject : bravo beau site
Date : Tue, 14 Aug 2001 22:15:52 +0300

Très chère Nada,

je me délecte de ton site. Encore une fois Chapeau. J'espère que bientôt tu profiteras de mes documents. A bientôt. Je t'embrasse.

From : "Maggie P
To : <>
Subject : Arabic Translator
Date : Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:12:52 -0400

WTB Language Group is looking for English to Arabic translators for a
leading hi-tech company as part of its on-going software localization
project.  The successful candidates will be native speakers of Hebrew, will
have experience in IT and software localization, and will have Trados.

If you are qualified and interested, please send a copy of your CV (as a
Word document).  Please also state your rate per hour and specify the
currency in which you wish to be paid (USD, CDN, Euro).

There is a brief translation test that must be completed by all applicants.
If you are interested, I will forward this test to you.

When replying, please keep "Arabic" in the Subject line and specific
description follows.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Maggie P
Project Coordinator
WTB Language Group

From : PEDRO F
To :
Subject : Re: RV: para Mario (Villena)
Date : Mon, 25 Jun 2001 19:09:32 +0200

Hola, me ha gustado mucho tu página web.
Un saludo, Pedro F

From : "Dan Y
To : <>
Subject : Link suggestion
Date : Thu, 7 Jun 2001 19:19:40 -0400


Thanks for your very interesting and useful site.

I would like to suggest a great site for your Links section:


This site offers online language exchange workshops led by a teacher for the
French-English pair using text and voice chat. I've never heard of anything
like it.

Also, one can find language exchange partners and practice by email, text
chat or voice chat using free lesson plans.


From : "William H
To : <>
Subject : Link Suggestion
Date : Mon, 21 May 2001 16:07:45 -0700

National Youth Network

Offers a variety of adolescent guidance programs for troubled youth.
Thank You
Bill H

From : "Francesco L
To : <>
Subject : appreciation
Date : Sun, 6 May 2001 23:43:32 +0200

I am an Italian scholar, I am into Arabic literature. I just wanted to sign your guestbook but I could not, I don't know why. Therefore i am writing to you... simply to say hello, nice web pages, interesting subjects, nice pictures, etc.
Best regards.

From : "amber f
To :
Subject : well wisher
Date : Wed, 25 Apr 2001 07:54:15


hope you are fine.i am residing in pakistan and went through your EQ page a few days ago. fortunately i am also doing my PhD on the same topic. have you completed your research or not, secondly can i approach you for assistence when ever i feel like.

do reply me if possible.


From : "alwaleed
To :
Date : Sat, 14 Apr 2001 07:26:27 -0000




From : "YVONNE C
To :
Date : Wed, 11 Apr 2001 16:15:09 -0000


From : GFC
To :
Subject : Your Web Page
Date : Sun, 25 Mar 2001 01:58:38 EST

Dear Nada,
I am an ESL teacher in an adult school in the San Francisco area (CA)
I came across your web page while surfing the web searching for "students'
projects".  I  was so impressed by your clear view of what teaching is and by
your expectations and goals.
,,,just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed visiting your page.
Fernanda C

From : "William H
To : <>
Subject : Link Suggestion - Tips
Date : Fri, 5 Jan 2001 14:29:53 -0800

Aspen Youth Services

Aspen Youth Services offers education, treatment, and rehabilitation services to meet the unique needs of at-risk youth and their families.

Thank you

From : "J.D
To : <>
Date : Mon, 6 Nov 2000 20:59:34 +0800

Hi, I am doing a thesis on emotional intelligence and academic achievement
of university students.  I am interested in citing your work in my review of
related studies.  Could you please send me the results of your research.  My
email address is ...  thanks!

From : "Stephen S
To :
Subject : An idea for your website
Date : Wed, 01 Nov 2000 10:45:33

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