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

Wiktor K. April 5, 2014 12

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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Two kinds of free: the price(s) of free language learning

Two kinds of free: the price(s) of free language learning

Wiktor K. October 6, 2013 0

Free foreign language learning is either a worthy ideal or a cheap trick played on customers – depending on who you ask. But isn’t there another way of looking at language learners – and

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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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