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Over the next few posts I will talk a little bit about testing. How effective are the existing language tests for English? How do we know what our skill level is in another language? How can other people best judge our skill level? Is our own subj...Read more What is coming next?
In Jeffrey Schwartz's book The Mind and the Brain, he points out just how constantly adaptable the human brain is. Research has shown that this adaptability or plasticity continues throughout our lives. The brain is constantly retraining and rearr...Read more Obsessive compulsive disorder and language learning
The following from our Linguist Forum may be of interest. One of our learners, Assad, sent an MP3 file of him reading a text. This enabled our tutors to pick out areas to work on and provide the following recommendation on improving pronunciation....Read more Improving Pronunciation
I read the following books on vocabulary, all published by Cambridge and purchased through Amazon: Vocabulary in Language Teaching by Jack Richards, Learning Vocabulary in Another Language, by Paul Nation, Vocabulary, Description, Acquisition and ...Read more More on vocabulary and learning
The last three days I have been skiing at Whistler. There was not a cloud in the sky for two days and today is a little overcast. The snow conditions are not ideal but not bad. A little ice in spots and some bare patches. You kind of have to pick ...Read more Skiing and words
I guess I got a little carried away on my last post. I was hoping to create some controversy but only got one comment, and that seemed to agree with me. There are many dedicated teachers and university professors. However, most of the insitutions ...Read more Free up education, more random thoughts.
Apparently this gentleman is the founder of a school of education known as the silent approach. The gist of this school is that the teacher cannot teach but can only hope to awaken the learner's desire to learn. Gattegno is a wise man, especially ...Read more Caleb Gattegno