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  • marianne_dorleac
    I enjoyed your message Sue, so spontaneous, simple and true !! I fully agree with you ! Marianne ... English as ... teacher is ... everytime, every ... game in
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5, 2007
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      I enjoyed your message Sue, so spontaneous, simple and true !!
      I fully agree with you !

      Marianne


      --- In dogme@yahoogroups.com, "sue murray" <suemurray@...> wrote:
      >
      > I can't resist Rob's question - "Are there as many ways to learn
      English as
      > there are ways to teach it?"
      >
      > far far far more ways to learn, surely?? Or ways of learning. A
      teacher is
      > a mere pawn in the game. At least, that's how I see it:
      everytime, every
      > group, every individual, it's a question of learning to play the
      game in a
      > different way. I might 'know' the language, at least overall, in a
      more
      > 'standardised' way than many of the learners I work
      > with, but unless and until I know the specific learners concerned,
      I can't
      > really 'teach' anyone anything. To my mind, learners inform
      teaching in a
      > way that teaching can never inform learners .....
      >
      > sorry if that's a bit too vague, or just too plain obvious, or
      simply
      > missing the point, but without dredging up reams of ifs and buts
      and gory
      > detail and examples, it's the best way I can manage to put it!
      >
      > Sue
      >
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