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Using Tongue Twisters to Promote Student Fluency

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Thanks, Jim! I had the "guan xing" - what I have been trying to express to my kids is the full "Law of Inertia," in Chinese. "An object at rest (in the instant
Michael West
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Jul 29

teaching compensatory communication skills

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I'll have to check with the 2.4 billion second-language learners whether the critical period of learning allows
Nelson Bank
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Jul 29

Fw: Why I Am Agnostic on the Subject of Mind

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Moderator Note: This thread has wandered a bit off the topic of Teaching English. I'd like to ask further contributors to tie their discussion back a bit
Michael West
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Jul 11

Pragmatics and Communication Disconnect, Inside and Outside the Clas

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<> We as humans have a highly developed oral mode of communication. Other members of the living dimension don't use as many words, but
Nelson Bank
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Jul 10

Group Work - how to make it work

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<> $1.27 and you're good to go. The thing about one person in the group doing all the work, maybe that student is the only one who knows
Nelson Bank
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Jul 9

Top universities teaching online to Chinese students

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One of my first acts in landing in the Middle Kingdom was making a pilgrimage by train across China to Shandong, to visit the shrine to Confucius. It belongs
Michael West
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Jun 28

Student behaviour problems in the classroom

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Russ asks for clarification about which students I was referring to. Well, these are my ideas and perhaps you have better ones as to how to deal with it. To be
dk
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Jun 28

teaching students to construct counter arguments

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Hi Russ, I don't mean to be reductionistic on the subject.  As explained, I am working with third-tier students.   These are kids who are afraid to open
Michael West
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Jun 21

Communication versus Language

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Lol, Dave. Snake wine is one of my favorite beverages here in China (we have drunk ecstatic and elaborate fugues long into the night on the substance - and if
Michael West
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Jun 16

The future os teaching online in 5 stages

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<> A Spanish-language movie with French subtitles will probably cause chaos in the brain for 4 minutes or so, until your brain understands
Nelson Bank
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Jun 11

Online lecturing? Awful

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<> Some programs have students sitting at their individual computers with a webcam. The teacher occupies the main chunk of computer screen.
Nelson Bank
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Jun 7

Michael's message to Chomsky

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... instruction, although valuable, is a poor substitute for the experience of live, face-to-face interaction between instructor and student in a real, as
dk
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Jun 7

technology and higher education

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《idealized presentation of the university experience》 Of course the presentation is idealized, Dave. Idealization is at the heart of all cognitive
Michael West
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Jun 5

article: Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

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Fortunately I've only had the pleasure of meeting hard-working Chinese students in the U.S. They are respectful of my teaching and are proud to be in the U.S.
Nelson Bank
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Jun 3
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