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My Review of “Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese”

My Review of “Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese”

Wiktor K. April 12, 2014 3

  Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese by Shaolan Hsueh My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are very few beautiful language learning tools out there. This is one of them. The myth

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

Wiktor K. April 5, 2014 12

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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Open Invitation: Join Our Hangout and Design Your Language Holiday.

Open Invitation: Join Our Hangout and Design Your Language Holiday.

Wiktor K. March 29, 2014 0

This idea came to me as I spent a longer weekend in a most beautiful, tri-lingual part of the world. How can these moments happen more often for all language learners? Let’s find out!

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How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

Wiktor K. March 11, 2014 2

Every time someone claims to have found a new method for learning a language, I pause and listen intently. It’s not unusual to discover something useful and really effective by paying attention to language

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Language Learning and MOOCs – what Coursera can teach polyglots

Language Learning and MOOCs – what Coursera can teach polyglots

Wiktor K. March 9, 2014 0

I’m taking a quick break from my busy studying schedule to write this post. It’s not the first time I’ve written about MOOCs and the importance of online courses for language learners. But this

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Unlikely Language Learners Ideal: The Taxi Driver

Unlikely Language Learners Ideal: The Taxi Driver

Wiktor K. February 7, 2014 0

I pass a London taxi drivers’ school every time I walk back from the office. It’s a stuff of legends (see below for concrete reasons), but until now, I had no idea how helpful

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