Out of necessity, he tried to communicate and quickly found the language “spilling out of his mouth”.
“I forgot I was speaking in English.”
“Thank you for an amazing opportunity. I have fallen in love with Agen, French, and with CI all over again!” Claudia
I love the freedom this gives me to meet my students where they are and adapt what I can say about the images to their particular needs.
“But correction has no real effect. It is learning, not acquisition. It encourages you to rethink the conscious rule and make a better rule. That’s conscious learning.” Stephen Krashen
I tutor students and most of my sessions are one on one. How do I make a student feel that he belongs to a network?
“Don’t think of it as a friendship. Think of it as a partnership. You need a brain and I need legs.”
There are scenes that could have been left out, the knights on horseback fail to capture the wonder of a boy’s imagination. They are just a bunch of men dressed up as knights. But the story comes across, we know that Max and Kevin are seeing real knights, and the magic works every time. It has become an indispensable tool in my teacher’s kit.
You may have found a great video but when you put it on, your students complain that the speakers don’t articulate, they speak too fast and their accents are frightful! It’s gibberish to them.
An experienced teacher knows her students, their culture and their needs and her own personality and possibilities better than anyone else. No one can make her decisions for her. If what she is doing is working, if her students are acquiring language, no one can criticize it. If it’s not working, she knows it before anyone else.