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

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pronunciation pedagogy
by faelan stevie - Friday, 9 March 2018, 11:48 AM


I am not as up on the literature as I should be, but it seems to me that the recent trends in teaching pronunciation lean a little too heavily on pronunciation through context. Although context is essential, I have found it more useful to teach pronunciation from a variety of angles, ...

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Gattegno and energy
by John Pint - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:16 PM

Hello everybody, 

In many of Gattegno's writings, he refers to the mind as a "a quantum of energy." 

Trying to fit this energy into a scheme including other forms of energy led in interesting directions.

Here are some ideas. What do you think?



John Pint

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by William hawk - Thursday, 2 November 2017, 2:51 PM


well new game, resource sharing...hmm

so doe this mean we will have much much much slower add of stuff (mechs, maps) to MWO as compared to the current rate??

Please Help.

Thanks !

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.



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by William hawk - Thursday, 2 November 2017, 2:50 PM


Really want a S variant but i dont think I can pull of 150 matches in 7 days left. Its just too much. They really need to extend the deadline. They overdone the amount this time. Yea but not everybody can play mwo all the time on a daily. Sometimes people take weeks or months of or a rebusy during that time but not other.
For example IF you set aside an entire weekend which is HUGE commitement to do just for mwo, even then, THATS almost impossible. Maybe if you play for 48 hours straight but it shouldnt be torture.

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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'.


I hope you like it as much as I do!


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


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.


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


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


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!