Being a Language Learner Again – Part II

It has been a month into my Chinese classes. I have made some (little) progress. Moreover, from the teacher’s perspective, the classes have made me realize so much about language learning that I guess it’s time for another post. Nodding. If you’re a language teacher, beware of it. Don’t trust it. I, for example, nod …

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TBLT Czech Lessons – Tak 5: Giving Directions – Part 2

In this post I will explain the procedure of teaching the adverbials of location and giving directions as indicated in my previous post. Each time I teach location, in whatever language I happen to be teaching, I use LEGO bricks. It may not be particularly original, but it’s the most effective method I know of. …

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TBLT Czech Lessons – Task 5: Giving Directions. Part 1 – Language Introduction

Our next task resulted from our needs analysis. However, I was facing some very difficult choices. Before I tell you how the task went, let me explain a little the problems Czech learners encounter when learning how to tell where things are. 1. The underlying principle when you’re speaking in Czech about the position and …

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