Learning a language without an acoustic model


I used the charts developed by Laurence Howells from https://www.allmylanguages.com/ to provide a demo of the Silent Way to teachers attending the CEESA Assessment Summit in Oct 2019 at the Anglo-American School of Sofia in Bulgaria.The session sparked interest and curiosity by elevating students’ creative and natural self-discovery capacities. We reflected on the pedagogical aspects … Continue reading Learning a language without an acoustic model

Teachers, remember to breathe


We know that many teachers around the world suddenly had to change their practice and are also, like almost everyone on earth by now, affected by the unprecedented situation of the covid-19 pandemic. School campuses are closing and many teachers are now teaching through distance learning as well as managing the situation that comes along … Continue reading Teachers, remember to breathe

Debunking the learning styles myth


It’s not a scoop but learning styles don’t exist! “Decades of research suggest that learning styles, or the belief that people learn better when they receive instruction in their dominant way of learning, may be one of the most pervasive myths about cognition” (Nancekivell et al., 2019). According to their study, 90% people believe learning … Continue reading Debunking the learning styles myth