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Curiouser and curiouser … fostering autonomy through language awareness (by Gillian Mansfield)

When I think of learner autonomy, a particular Erasmus student always comes to mind. It was quite a few years ago now, but I always use him as an example of how he took his learning of Italian into his own hands. 713 more words


Oh well, it’s been a long time since my last post.

I got through weeks 2 and 3; we’re starting week 4 tomorrow.

So far, I’ve been sticking to the same feedback activity every lesson. 230 more words


WordWorm- Measuring Your Learners' Vocab Size.

A size of 8,000- 9,000 word-family vocabulary is needed for comprehension of written text like reading the newspaper and a novel. In many school systems, we gauge a learner’s language ability through grading, but knowing a learner’s… 417 more words


Creating and Using Digital Video with Learners

UPDATE: (6th November, 2014) This is a developing presentation / workshop which I first gave at the JALT National Conference on October 14th, 2012. I will add further information from time to time, but for a selection of useful links and readings you can check… 567 more words


Beyond Television: Critically examining and creating new video genres with language learners

Presented at EUROCALL 2015, University of Padua, August 27th, 2015

The Background

When the university I was working at bought a set of small video cameras, I was intrigued. 856 more words


A Class with No Teacher Revisited

a class with no teacher from darren elliott on Vimeo.

I don’t blog about my classroom practice as often as I used to, but I still have a great interest in reflective practice. 1,791 more words

Language Education

Episode 63: Dictionary Update, Sustained Learning, and Pāṇini

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters.

In this episode, Rob reviews the latest updates to the Oxford English dictionary, Matt explores the ideas of sustained learning, and Matthew talks about the life and work of Indian grammarian Pāṇini.  55 more words