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Letting Go

The Curator

Having a background in museums, I’m well familiar with the term “curate”. In a museum sense, the curator is the subject specialist and chief story-teller. 883 more words


Today you might meet a tall dark stranger - Horoscopes for Modals

So as you know, we try, as much as possible, to use found authentic sources here, though sometimes we do write them ourselves.  This is in the former category, as I don’t fancy myself as a mystic meg. 557 more words


Adult Beginners: Reflecting on what helps them learn

Learning Strategies and Reflection for my Adult Beginner Students

This semester, teaching at the Canal Alliance in San Rafael, CA, I’ve undertaken a small Action Research project.  1,682 more words

Reflective Practice

Word Maps

I’ve been experimenting with how to encourage students to discover language themselves, at home, without touching a textbook or a grammar book. Despite being initially pessimistic about how engaging this is for adult learners, I’ve changed my mind, as it has proved quite popular! 307 more words


What may M-Learning look like in the future?

The ownership and use of mobile devices is increasing around the world. Statistics from 2012 shared in a presentation by Dr. Palalas (2014) show that ownership and use of smart phones is increasing with over 253 billion mobile apps downloaded worldwide. 751 more words

Learning Polish - being a true beginner (my newest challenge!)

Those of you who follow read my blog regularly will have seen a number of posts relating to my journey of learning Italian, something that I have thoroughly enjoyed doing. 1,136 more words

Learner Autonomy

Helping Learners To Motivate Themselves!


Providing learners with freedom of choice is one strategy for promoting learner autonomy. Educators commonly view this idea of choice through the lens of  904 more words

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