Author Archives: vickycondrat

Two months ago…

Time flies. Gleefully, sometimes mockingly, but it never stops. The only solution would be to join it in its flight so that one could enjoy life. It’s nonsense to make at least the slightest attempt to stop it. To say … Continue reading

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Fear less is far from being fearless

What is this life if full of fear / We have no guts to live and … prosper. 😊 When was the last time fear kept you from doing something you maybe had dreamed all your life? Something reckless? Something … Continue reading

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Teacher autonomy: myth or reality?

Spoiler alert! Just some random thoughts, partially strongly subjective, on how some teachers of English like to shift responsibility on the so-called entity: the Ministry. So here I am again baffled and puzzled, confused and bamboozled. I am so I-can’t-find-the-right-adjective … Continue reading

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Learner autonomy: myth or reality?

We as language educators rely so much on learner autonomy. Yet, how realistic is it to expect students to take responsibility for their own learning when they don’t know how to do it? What shall we do if in the … Continue reading

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Being aware vs being able

The difference between ‘what’ and ‘how’ should not be new to language educators. Yet, from time to time it turns to be quite challenging to draw the line. So I’ve decided to explain it on my personal example. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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How enlightened are you?

So there was a period called the Enlightenment which happened just after the Middle Ages. Its primary reason was to ‘enlighten’ the population, to help them start thinking, to  make them consider things beyond the dogmas induced by the church. … Continue reading

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And all that tech. High tech.

Things are changing. I’m afraid change can’t be stop, particularly nowadays when the distance between people can be reduced with a touch of a screen. Various technological innovations have become part of our life, and it’s quite difficult to imagine … Continue reading

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