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Funding some polyglots: good times for kickstarting language learning?

Funding some polyglots: good times for kickstarting language learning?

Wiktor K. December 14, 2013 Comments Off

Last year, everyone was talking about smart watches and a slew of other futuristic gadgets – and the place to make those dreams happen was Kickstarter. This year, I’m happy to say that foreign

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Guerrilla French Language Learning Update: High Input, Low Output

Guerrilla French Language Learning Update: High Input, Low Output

Wiktor K. August 8, 2013 1

Some time ago, I announced a brave and cunning plan: to learn French in 30 days without spending a penny. All foreign language learners should probably know better – but my anxiety and motivation

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Minimum Effective Dose in Language Learning: how little can you do?

Minimum Effective Dose in Language Learning: how little can you do?

Wiktor K. January 5, 2013 2

Guys, I must confess this up front: I’m not sure if this will ever work. This post is an invitation to discuss things – not a statement of fact or a definite prescription to

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ELTChat Summary: “The future of teaching – is it only online teaching?” – 22 Nov 2012

ELTChat Summary: “The future of teaching – is it only online teaching?” – 22 Nov 2012

Wiktor K. December 1, 2012 Comments Off

Photo Credit: One Laptop per Child via Compfight This post is a summary of another fascinating discussion on #ELTChat. If you’re new to this, head over to the website to learn more. The community

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Rethink your language learning with two simple questions

Rethink your language learning with two simple questions

Wiktor K. October 18, 2012 Comments Off

This post is inspired by Adrian Underhill and his talk from last week’s OXDOSA conference. If you want to get to the source, visit one of Adrian’s blogs here. Thanks for reading this. If

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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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