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Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Wiktor K. December 8, 2013 0

You’d normally think that your government is only there to collect your taxes and spy on you from time to time. Well, it turns out that other countries’ officials are actually useful from time

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How Body Language can affect your foreign language

How Body Language can affect your foreign language

Wiktor K. September 1, 2013 1

The relationship between language learning and nonverbal signals has been alluded to several times on this blog. The occasion for returning to this is a brilliant TED talk about the effect of body language

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100 Languages of Britain – and why nobody really cares

100 Languages of Britain – and why nobody really cares

Wiktor K. January 30, 2013 0

  This is a bit of a rant. And the position of the ranter should be pretty obvious. I can promise to get you through several key concepts for language and culture, though –

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Where’s Your Soap-Box? Spoken Word Poetry in Foreign Languages

Where’s Your Soap-Box? Spoken Word Poetry in Foreign Languages

Wiktor K. May 9, 2012 0

Today, it’s personal. I’m sharing my biggest passion with you, and I’ve got reasons. Thanks for reading! If you’re interested in more – why not sign up for my newsletter? There are many reasons

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Not Quite For Real: Language Learning and Pantomime – 5 Quick Lessons

Not Quite For Real: Language Learning and Pantomime – 5 Quick Lessons

Wiktor K. December 4, 2011 2

‘Tis the season to be jolly. And in my current neck of the woods, this means crossdressing and slapstick on stage…ah, the good ol’ pantomime. If you have seen one, you don’t need to

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I’m a Polyglot, Get Me Out of Here: Culture Shock And How To Recover

I’m a Polyglot, Get Me Out of Here: Culture Shock And How To Recover

Wiktor K. November 16, 2011 1

There is one method of learning languages which, so far, hasn’t been questioned or doubted. Incidentally, this is one of the oldest methods as well. It’s difficult even to find a name for it:

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