Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

#CCK11 – Week 4: A Dog Can Not Lie #ELTchat

Language. It’s what we do and who we are that gives meaning to our words. The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Wittgenstein: Like him or love him, leave him at some point, but what you … Continue reading

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Teaching Poetry Well: The Connectivism Way #CCK11 #ELTchat

“Poetry? Come on Teacher! Please. I’m learning English, poetry is impossible.” Does this sound familiar, this lamentation? I would think so. You see, poetry is absent from our coursebooks. No coursebook writer includes it, for it only confuses the learners … Continue reading

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Teaching Reading and Reading Well: The Connectivism Way #CCK11 #ELTchat

Teaching reading is hard work. I am certain that if we took a poll among Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, reading would be number 4 on the list of favorite skills to teach. Here is what my list … Continue reading

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Teaching Writing and Writing Well: The Connectivism Way #CCK11 #ELTchat

Writing, and the teaching of writing, are two distinct things. I write well enough to express myself, cohesively and coherently, most of the time. I am able to add voice to my writing, nuance, ambiguity, rhyme, rhythm, and when I’m … Continue reading

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NEST is Best: What Do You Think? #ELTchat

LinkedIn Groups Group: TESOL Discussion: We Are All Born Free & Equal: Unless You Are A Non-Native English Speaking Teacher (NNEST) A most interesting debate. Isn’t it all about supply and demand, the English learning world thinking NEST is best … Continue reading

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