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How Sugata Mitra Annoyed English Teachers (& why I care)

Wiktor K. April 5, 2014 13

What is the role of good teaching? Why does learning sometimes happen on its own? Is there something children cannot learn independently? These were some questions brought about by Saturday’s morning plenary talk at

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Funding some polyglots: good times for kickstarting language learning?

Funding some polyglots: good times for kickstarting language learning?

Wiktor K. December 14, 2013 Comments Off

Last year, everyone was talking about smart watches and a slew of other futuristic gadgets – and the place to make those dreams happen was Kickstarter. This year, I’m happy to say that foreign

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Google Drive and Docs for Language Learners

Google Drive and Docs for Language Learners

Wiktor K. December 10, 2012 4

My first language learning application was developed in 1990. A lot has changed since then. But the good ones – the really useful ones – have a lot in common with that 1990 oldie.

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ELTChat Summary: “The future of teaching – is it only online teaching?” – 22 Nov 2012

ELTChat Summary: “The future of teaching – is it only online teaching?” – 22 Nov 2012

Wiktor K. December 1, 2012 Comments Off

Photo Credit: One Laptop per Child via Compfight This post is a summary of another fascinating discussion on #ELTChat. If you’re new to this, head over to the website to learn more. The community

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Podcasts in Language Learning: 3 Secrets of Success

Podcasts in Language Learning: 3 Secrets of Success

Wiktor K. May 16, 2012 Comments Off

When it comes to multimedia, performance and agility, you can do more with your mobile phone today than with your computer 15 years ago. Unfortunately, our philosophy and practice of using this technology still

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Learn a New Language With Diablo 3: Tips, Strategies and Resources

Learn a New Language With Diablo 3: Tips, Strategies and Resources

Wiktor K. May 14, 2012 5

Tomorrow, many of my friends will become much less sociable, and I’m about to hear a lot more rumours about problems in relationships. Diablo 3 is coming out! Thanks for reading this. If you

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