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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in one day and neither were/are meaningful projects whose impact transcends the idea of ‘an assignment’. I am a firm believer in the idea of doing things with a purpose, because they will be referred to … Continue reading

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Designing solutions in the foreign language class

The fact that students can possess basic linguistic skills as they are learning a foreign language does not mean that their thinking skills are as limited or at that process of development. Learning a language includes acquiring an understanding of … Continue reading

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A Saturday morning urge to affiliate with science, music and other forms of life

If I were a science student in Middle School and my teacher asked me whether I was familiar with Björk’s Biophilia album, I would respond: ‘that is so 2011!’ This incredible musician/artist is an icon in my generation, but honestly … Continue reading

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e-approaches to teaching and learning: a new paradigm in curriculum delivery.

In March 2013, I presented a paper entitled Uses of mobiles and learning platforms as a medium to develop and improve linguistic competencies in a foreign language course, at e-Society International Conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, evidently studying the learning platforms … Continue reading

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Transcending the roles we used to have

I consider myself lucky for staying in touch with former students of mine who have had impact on my praxis and whose potential was an undeniable asset in the class we used to share. Some of my former students have … Continue reading

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The voices of distant realities

Part of learning a foreign language includes experiencing what lies behind the grammar structures, the vocabulary and the assumptions that text books and cultural products such as films tend to produce. Acquiring a new language also means enriching our sense … Continue reading

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The meeting point of ‘where we used to be’ and ‘where we will be’.

Among the many roles we need to play at teachers, being a spectator of what students have accomplished is possibly one of the most interesting. I have developed fondness for creating situations in which students of different language levels can … Continue reading

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