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Learning in a Hyperlinked World

2 quotes from John Holt to help you complete your task ’20 rules of the language classroom’

“The human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t need to be shown how or made to do it. What kills the processes are the people interfering with it or trying to regulate it or control it”

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“The biggest enemy to learning is the talking teacher”.

What happens is what’s important

Some years ago, one of my beloved tutors introduced these Clarke’s (2003:40ff.) assertions to us. I thought I could share it with you: (more…)

Some thoughts and the 2nd week

I’d like to start this week’s entry with the notion, which regularly pops up in dogme group discussions: distinction between being prepared and being planned for the lesson. Checking other stuff in Edge (2002) (more…)

1st week

So. The first teaching week is moving slowly to its end and, I should say I was very happy to be back to regular teaching after a very long period of summer holidays. The students finally (more…)

First synchronous lesson

 

Today we had our first synchronous lesson via Vyew. Most of us were comfortably sitting at our home computers with a cup of tea, just Oleg was at work. (more…)

Distance learning: advice to a newbie

Несмотря на тот ряд преимуществ, о котором говорилось в предыдущем посте, дистанционное обучение имеет особенность, которая для многих студентов является большим недостатком. (more…)

Advantages of distance education

Смею утверждать что современные технологии дистанционного обучения английскому позволяют учить более качественно чем очно. Приведу лишь несколько аргументов. (more…)