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Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Big Brother Did My Homework: How Governments help Language Learners

Wiktor K. December 8, 2013 0

You’d normally think that your government is only there to collect your taxes and spy on you from time to time. Well, it turns out that other countries’ officials are actually useful from time

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Fire Your Teachers If They Don’t Ask This Question

Fire Your Teachers If They Don’t Ask This Question

Wiktor K. January 8, 2013 0

Tintin44 via Compfight It’s customary to exaggerate a little in the post headline. But not this time. I would find it hard to think of a more important question for learners. Here’s where I

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Language Learning as Investment: Five Starting Points

Language Learning as Investment: Five Starting Points

Wiktor K. October 3, 2012 0

Stock options. Gold. Real Estate. These are the things people usually associate with investing. In reality, you can invest in almost anything (there’s apparently a fortune to be made in cigar and wine investments!).

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“What Level Is This?” Thoughts on Levels In Language Learning

“What Level Is This?” Thoughts on Levels In Language Learning

Wiktor K. January 9, 2012 4

The Welsh word “ysgol” means two things: “school,” but also “ladder.” I found this out on a trip recently and was surprised at how accurate this is. There’s a lot to be said about

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Ninjas and Negotiators: 4 Ideals Of Language Teachers

Wiktor K. November 8, 2011 3

It’s a curious thing: you probably don’t remember any of your mediocre teachers. People tend to remember the good ones (gratefully) and the horrible ones (in their nightmares). In language learning, teachers not only

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Language Learning and The Myth of Sustainable Immigration

Wiktor K. November 4, 2011 1

What goes up, must come down. What happens when your country becomes to popular for its own good? What would you do if your language turned out to be a huge crowd puller? Would

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