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3 reasons why I hate Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” (and 3 videos to watch instead)

3 reasons why I hate Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” (and 3 videos to watch instead)

Wiktor K. July 16, 2014 10

Weird Al Yankovic is here to educate you in the proper use of language. Well, actually, he’s here to sell you his record, but his “Blurred Lines” parody focuses on English and its improper

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

Wiktor K. April 5, 2014 13

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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Pleasure in Language Learning: Account for Your Kicks

Pleasure in Language Learning: Account for Your Kicks

Wiktor K. January 19, 2014 1

This is a rant for now, but I will probably expand this a lot in the future. It started with a quote I learned from one well-known coursebook author, and quickly grew into a

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How to be an ELT (English Language Teaching) Writer – an #ELTChat summary

How to be an ELT (English Language Teaching) Writer – an #ELTChat summary

Wiktor K. November 30, 2013 1

This is a summary of an hour-long Twitter chat that took place on Wednesday, 27 November. ELTChat is a pow-wow for teachers of English – and each week, two chats are held on a

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Google Helpouts: 3 Obvious Uses (and 1 Brave idea) for Language Learning

Google Helpouts: 3 Obvious Uses (and 1 Brave idea) for Language Learning

Wiktor K. November 25, 2013 0

I had a Google Hangout last week. This was a first! It was work-related and had a lot to do with language learning. Soon afterwards, I found out about Helpouts – a brand new

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