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English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

Wiktor K. May 24, 2014 0

Bilingual motivations have evolved, as foreign languages became more and more mainstream things to do and use. With some languages, though, curious side effects can be seen. This post is a curious look at

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How To Learn a Language From a Hole In the Wall

How To Learn a Language From a Hole In the Wall

Wiktor K. April 25, 2014 0

Okay, let’s start again. One professor with a TED Prize wish tells a hall full of English teachers that sometimes kids learn best with no teachers around. Teachers react differently. Teachers have discussions. Teachers

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Communication Strategies – Live Hangout, Good Articles, Your Stories

Wiktor K. March 1, 2014 0

Hi all – today’s post is not really full of text It’s a quick summary of a live session that took place this morning to supplement my Udemy course. The topic was “communication strategies”

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LOLcats and Language Learners – Free Time, Creativity and Cognitive Surplus

LOLcats and Language Learners – Free Time, Creativity and Cognitive Surplus

Wiktor K. July 7, 2013 0

It’s too hot today to think about serious stuff. So instead of discussing the deep and profound things that every language course implies, I will turn to something that language students rarely think about.

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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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Best Translators and their language learning secrets

Best Translators and their language learning secrets

Wiktor K. November 6, 2012 0

Photo Credit: Laura via Compfight The accepted wisdom is this: when learning a foreign language, translation should be avoided and abandoned early. Tonight, I want to look at the other approach. Thanks for reading

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