Monthly Archives: December 2005

Vocabulary

Specialists in language instruction spend a lot of time doing research and debating the best ways to learn new vocabulary. All agree that a word has to be seen often before it can be learned. Some educators stress the importance of learning in con… Continue reading

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Cross-cultural communication

I sometimes hear language teachers talking about cross-cultural communication as if it was something that the language teacher needed to learn in order to be a more effective teacher. I do not believe this to be the case. It is the learner who mus… Continue reading

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I Promessi Sposi

I have been away for a few weeks. After my business trip to Europe, I was able to spend two weeks in Arizona, mostly in Phoenix. When the weather in Vancouver gets wet and cool, it is nice to go where the sun shines every day. Arizona is such a pl… Continue reading

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The MP 3 revolution

MP3 files and the portable MP3 player represent a revolution in language learning and learning generally. This is not yet fully understood. The best investment any learner can make is in an MP3 player. This makes it possible to accumulate lots of … Continue reading

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