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New Language Learning Dilemma: To Note, or to Log?

New Language Learning Dilemma: To Note, or to Log?

Wiktor K. January 14, 2013 Comments Off

The idea came to me after a boat show. It’s about captains, sailors, and independent foreign language learners. I hope it makes sense to you – as it begins to make sense to me

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Privileged? Language learning could be different

Privileged? Language learning could be different

Wiktor K. October 30, 2012 Comments Off

Photo Credit: Vinoth Chandar via Compfight There is no easy way to write this post without sounding pompous. Let me start with a story. Thanks for reading this. If you found this blog post

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Rethink your language learning with two simple questions

Rethink your language learning with two simple questions

Wiktor K. October 18, 2012 Comments Off

This post is inspired by Adrian Underhill and his talk from last week’s OXDOSA conference. If you want to get to the source, visit one of Adrian’s blogs here. Thanks for reading this. If

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Why No Language Teaching Method Will Ever Fit You Perfectly

Why No Language Teaching Method Will Ever Fit You Perfectly

Wiktor K. September 29, 2012 Comments Off

I took a while during my holiday to clean out my bookshelf. I found these four lovely old English readers / reference books. I’m sure that one day, I’ll write more about a couple

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Self-Reliance in Language Learning: 5 Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance in Language Learning: 5 Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wiktor K. May 3, 2012 1

  In the middle of a snowy, dark winter, many years ago, Yours Truly spent many days and evenings in a cafe near a university – drinking gallons of latte, smoking his lungs out

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Survival Linguistics: The Benefits Of a Language Survival Kit

Survival Linguistics: The Benefits Of a Language Survival Kit

Wiktor K. January 4, 2012 Comments Off

My first pocket knife saved a cat’s life. I got it from my grandpa, and whenever I had it with me (I still do, sometimes), I had this warm feeling of being prepared. Cutting

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