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Makers are the new learners: language learning and the makers movement

Makers are the new learners: language learning and the makers movement

Wiktor K. May 11, 2013 0

  If your idea of learning a language involves staring at whiteboards and wading through grammar books, here’s a different approach. By focusing on doing things – rather than learning about and around them

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Unfinished Business: how I failed as a Business English teacher (and why that matters)

Unfinished Business: how I failed as a Business English teacher (and why that matters)

Wiktor K. May 4, 2013 5

  Blog challenges are either super-exciting or super-awkward to respond to. This is both. It’s awkward and unsettling and difficult to re-live failures, and this is what the challenge is about. But at the

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You May Not Enjoy This: Getting Through The Chore of Language Learning

You May Not Enjoy This: Getting Through The Chore of Language Learning

Wiktor K. March 24, 2013 1

The myth of foreign language study is always similar: learn a new language, meet new people, have fun, explore, live the good life. Today, I want to write about the other perspective. What happens

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What to do with language? Coding has all the answers

What to do with language? Coding has all the answers

Wiktor K. February 11, 2013 0

What’s it all for? What good is learning a language, really? Why should anyone bother, and what should we do once a language is learned and mastered? I found my answers on TED.com –

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Guerrilla Language Learning Update: What Money Makes

Guerrilla Language Learning Update: What Money Makes

Wiktor K. January 12, 2013 0

When I was starting up my business, I learned a lot about marketing. And Guerrilla Marketing – which inspired this challenge – was a particularly strong inspiration. Among other things, it taught me a

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“It’s just a tool” – Choosing & maintaining your language toolbox

“It’s just a tool” – Choosing & maintaining your language toolbox

Wiktor K. December 13, 2012 0

You don’t have to be totally devoted to foreign language learning to see its value. And you don’t need to be always convinced by appeals to life-changing, horizon-expanding power of learning a new language.

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