Feedback from 2019: “I would change nothing. It was fantastic! I learned more French in these two weeks than in my whole school time (12 years). It is a wonderful possibility to experience a different way of learning a language.”
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.
He was using the passive voice spontaneously and correctly and appropriately. Something the excellent students from my “S” class had never quite managed, in spite of the tests on the passive voice that they had aced.
Teachers intent on counting reps forgot that input must always be compelling. If your students’ eyes have glazed over, you may as well stop circling.