Monthly Archives: August 2017

So how far can you study the culture without studying the language?

Anecdote 1 “So, what did you think of England?” I asked my Japanese student who had just visited England for the first time, staying with a family to practise English. “It’s a bit like Japan”, came the unexpected answer. I … Continue reading

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Metacognition and eduspeak – a distraction

The following post by the Quirky Teacher got me thinking. It seems to me that there are ideas in education which are “simply assumed to be effective by circular argument”, to quote Kevin Stannard. Learning styles was one such … Continue reading

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