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How To Learn a Language From a Hole In the Wall

How To Learn a Language From a Hole In the Wall

Wiktor K. April 25, 2014 Comments Off

Okay, let’s start again. One professor with a TED Prize wish tells a hall full of English teachers that sometimes kids learn best with no teachers around. Teachers react differently. Teachers have discussions. Teachers

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Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Wiktor K. July 24, 2013 Comments Off

This may be the most common reason for dropping out of language schools globally, and yet it’s not often discussed – not to mention remedied. Why is stakeholder analysis missing from our thinking about

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Beyond the Hour: Time in Language Learning

Beyond the Hour: Time in Language Learning

Wiktor K. June 15, 2013 1

Six years of my teaching and training career were paid “by the hour.” The same thing applied to all the language courses I took: and hour cost this much, and I got that much

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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 Comments Off

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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Build On What You Know: Scaffolding for Language Learners

Build On What You Know: Scaffolding for Language Learners

Wiktor K. August 11, 2012 Comments Off

The problem I have with a lot of language teachers is this: the techniques, terms and strategies they use to teach languages cannot be easily transferred to the learners who want to do the

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#ELTchat Summary – 16 May 2012: “How to analyse and restage activities to make them more learner centred”

#ELTchat Summary – 16 May 2012: “How to analyse and restage activities to make them more learner centred”

Wiktor K. May 17, 2012 3

 This post is a summary of an #ELTchat that took place on the 16th of May, 2012. If you want to know what and #ELTchat is, head over to eltchat.com – and if you’re

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