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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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

(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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