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Polyglot’s Nemesis: The Anatomy of an Excuse

Polyglot’s Nemesis: The Anatomy of an Excuse

Wiktor K. March 3, 2013 Comments Off

“Stop making excuses and get to work.” “That’s just a bad excuse and you know it.” Well, do you? How much do you really know about your excuses? Do they really matter to your

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Learning Languages at International Conferences

Learning Languages at International Conferences

Wiktor K. March 24, 2012 Comments Off

I’m pretty sure that the last five days have been the busiest I’ve had so far in 2012. I spent the entire week in Glasgow, attending the IATEFL Conference – one of the most

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What a Ski Jumping 10-year-old Girl Can Teach You About Language Learning

What a Ski Jumping 10-year-old Girl Can Teach You About Language Learning

Wiktor K. March 17, 2012 Comments Off

1. Watch this: I’ve been looking for so long to find a video illustration of “flow.” Here it is: a kid’s first big ski jump. 2. Consider this: Answer this: What can you do

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Flow vs Focus: What Language Learners Can Learn From Parkour

Flow vs Focus: What Language Learners Can Learn From Parkour

Wiktor K. December 14, 2011 Comments Off

(Wiktor’s note: throughout the text, the terms “parkour” and “free running” are used interchangeably. Yes, I know there’s a difference. No, I don’t care that much. Carry on reading if you’re not gravely offended

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The Pain Of Flow: Learning Till It Hurts

The Pain Of Flow: Learning Till It Hurts

Wiktor K. November 18, 2011 4

I had never been so proud before, and rarely since. Staring at the result board, I could only see two names with the highest grades – two people who aced the English university entry

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