October 2016 archive

Oct 05

Studying with Audiobooks

When I was a student I had to study in different places and even different countries… and travelling meant time ! So… I resorted to recording my lessons without my teachers knowing… and replaying them over and over to revise and consolidate the benefits of the courses… in the UK there was a lot of …

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Oct 05

Natural Learning – Just like your Mama used to do it…

All along the long path of over forty years of teaching English and other languages –and learning other languages- I have realised teaching has come a long way and most of all has gone a long way from teaching… Material and support has evolved but the questions and the challenge remain the same… there was …

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Oct 05

Challenging the Teaching… Challenging the Teacher…

Not a day goes by without me hearing one teacher or another complain that students don’t want to learn… or don’t work at what they should learn… which is too often true but again not a day goes by without me seeing that most teachers start their career and finish it exactly as they started …

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Oct 05

Levels of Understanding English

A wartime interpreter used to only need to master only 500 words in the language… those days are over now as war as evolved alongside technology and interpreters will be lucky to get a job with 500 words only… But if all is fair in love and war people needing a second language today will …

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Oct 01

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

Fascinating ethical shifts come with thinking in a different language By Julie Sedivy on September 14, 2016 Véalo en español Credit: MATT KENYON Getty Images What defines who we are? Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if there is any part of me that sits at my core, …

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