Skiing and words

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 ...
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Caleb Gattegno

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 ...
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Benchmarks

In Canada there is a system for evaluating the language skills of second language speakers called the Canadian Benchmark system. This program is no doubt the result of a lot of work by many people working in committees. According to this system la...
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Memory

I think adults get more frustrated than young learners when they seem unable to remember things. They probably have poorer short term memory than younger students. Even high school and university students probably have an ability to cram informati...
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Chinese characters

I recently received a TrackBack Ping from Kangmi on the subject of Korean. I had a look at Kangmi's interesting site www.kangmi.org where I picked up a few good tips on learning Korean. I noticed that Kangmi was planning to learn one Chinese chara...
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