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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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IATEFL 2015 Fostering autonomy: harnessing the outside world from within the classroom - Lizzie Pinard

Well, I thought I had better attend my own talk…

My abstract for this year’s talk is as follows:

It is widely acknowledged that language learning requires use of the target language outside the classroom as well as inside it. 737 more words

Learner Autonomy

Using Articles for Articles

So here is another activity that can be used more as revision, or even to test knowledge of a grammar point, to see if it needs teaching. 367 more words

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When it comes to teens and adult learners, I’m doing my best to implant a sense of learner autonomy in them. We manage to do a lot in the classroom, but 90min lessons twice a week are not gonna make a difference unless they roll up their sleeves on their own time as well. 456 more words