Category Archives: Language Education

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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on expectations and not only

So lately I’ve come across some interesting word combinations, such as ‘reporter forgery’,  ‘journalistic fraud’, ‘fabricated story’, ‘twisting the truth in one’s favor’, ‘a journalistic idol of one’s generation’, ‘produce beautifully narrated fiction’, ‘fraud in reporting’, ‘reporter who faked stories’, … Continue reading

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On the importance of being HOT or how to determine what an idiot looks like.

The fuss about the surging images of Donald Trump every time one googles the word idiot reflects an alarming tendency to take everything for granted what the all-mighty search engine’s algorithm decides. To take the issue seriously would not only … Continue reading

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