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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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Bilinguals, Pickers and Choosers: Language Materials for Guerrilla Learners

Bilinguals, Pickers and Choosers: Language Materials for Guerrilla Learners

Wiktor K. August 16, 2013 Comments Off

I’m on a mission to find out how affordable language learning could get. I’ve taken up some exciting challenges (and a crazy one about French). Today I’m returning to a question of learning materials:

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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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Apps, Immersion, User Engagement – Back to Duolingo

Apps, Immersion, User Engagement – Back to Duolingo

Wiktor K. June 1, 2013 3

  If I had to find my internet sweet-spot – the language lover’s paradise, the virtual playground for foreign language study – I’d go for Duolingo. This week the Android-loving polyglots have even more

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The Full Memrise Review: Web + App + Behind the Scenes

The Full Memrise Review: Web + App + Behind the Scenes

Wiktor K. May 26, 2013 3

Happy times for language hackers. Memrise has finally got the Android app out – and now is a good time to come back to this super-popular learning service. How does this help language learners?

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The Flipped Classroom – an #ELTChat Summary

The Flipped Classroom – an #ELTChat Summary

Wiktor K. May 1, 2013 Comments Off

This is a summary of an #ELTChat that took place on the 24th April, 9pm BST. We discussed flipped classrooms in language teaching. If you’re keen to find out more about #ELTChat, visit the

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