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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 Comments Off

  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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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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