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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 0

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 0

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 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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Build On What You Know: Scaffolding for Language Learners

Build On What You Know: Scaffolding for Language Learners

Wiktor K. August 11, 2012 0

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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