Discussion forum on C. Gattegno proposed pedagogy (Subordinating Teaching to Learning)

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Sugata Mitra at IATEFL in Harrogate last Saturday
by Roslyn Young - Saturday, 12 April 2014, 7:21 PM
 

Hi everybody,

Here's a video of a talk by Sugata Mitra, the man best known for 'The Hole in the Wall'.

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-05/plenary-sugata-mitra

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Roslyn

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Silent Way Spanish
by Cédric Lefebvre - Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:59 AM
 

Hello,

I'm currently learning Spanish ("from scratch", beside already speaking French and Portuguese) and would be looking for a Silent Way teacher available either:

- for online lessons on pronunciation (mostly) and basic structure of the language (optionally)

- or to exchange briefly by email about questions I could have and resources I would need

If you know someone, I'd be very happy to be put in touch with him/her!

Many thanks 

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Moodle update on uepd.quizport.com - Sunday, Feb 14th 2016
by Flash Info UEPD - Sunday, 14 February 2016, 1:06 AM
 

Hello everyone,

Due to a Moodle update (from version 2.8, which will not be supported by Moodle.org after May 2016, to version 3.0) scheduled Sunday morning (Feb 14th) 09:00 Japan time (= 01:00  on Sunday morning Paris time)uepd.quizport.com website may be briefly unavailable around this time.

UEPD

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Silent Way: a method for the German classrooms?
by Cédric Lefebvre - Sunday, 29 November 2015, 9:09 PM
 

Hello, 

While looking for something else on Google, I found this interesting article about the Silent Way:

http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/84437/the-silent-way-a-method-for-the-german-classroom


I was about to buy it, but then I thought I'd ask if anyone already knew about the author and his work. It ...

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How children learn to pronounce
by Piers Messum - Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 11:54 AM
 

I have had another paper published on how young children learn to pronounce their first language (L1), this time in the Journal of Phonetics. Gattegno's account of how children learn to speak was based on close observation but was never presented to the scientific community. In this paper, I ...Read the rest of this topic
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Limerick 'Ode to the Russian language'
by Nadia Ivanova - Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:27 PM
 

Hello everybody,

Just wanted to share a limerick wrote by one Australian lady who has been learning Russian with me in company of another Australian lady for about 3 years. She does write poems in Russian, too (and even sets it to music), but this one would be easier to understand for most of you ;-)

She came up with this one after we talked about limericks, haiku and tanka at one of our conversation classes:

Russian grammar's designed to confuse us,

Verbal aspects and cases just lose us,

Unpronounceable clusters

Bring on major flusters,

While occasional victories enthuse us!

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Mathematics and Children by Madeleine Goutard
by Glenys Hanson - Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:25 AM
 

Hi everybody,

Caroline Ainsworth has just published a review of Mathematics and Children by Madeleine Goutard on her school blog: Stockland Maths.

Cheers,

Glenys

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Did neuroscience find the secrets of learning?
by Glenys Hanson - Monday, 14 September 2015, 12:51 AM
 

For info:

Did neuroscience find the secrets of learning? Stanislas Dehaene

"For example, children are endowed with deep intuitions regarding the sensory identification of numbers. Before possessing any formal learning of counting, they are able to assess and anticipate quantities. Learning to...

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Schwa again.
by Joelle Liets - Tuesday, 4 March 2008, 12:52 PM
 

Hi Glenys,

I've just read the discussion in the chat room (old discussion in December) about the schwa. You said you would do an ex. with the apostrophe to indicate the schwa in conversation. I think it's a very good idea but I couldn't find the ex. Where can I find it on moodle? Thanks.

You also...

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Andrew Weiler's Language Learning Game.
by Glenys Hanson - Thursday, 13 August 2015, 11:59 AM
 

Hi there,

Andrew Weiler propose "A Language Learning Game". Does it seem familiar? I don't mean the language he uses as an example but the way he goes about it.

I use different technical tools here: English Numbers but the underlying pedagogy is the same, isn't it?

Cheers,

Glenys