14 Replies to “Empowering the Language Learner | The New School”

  1. This should have been a shorter video, but overall very informative. English isn’t difficult. It’s the teacher who can sometimes make it difficult.

  2. No student has learned English or any other languages by going through episodes and by getting on board of the language by doing what we are watching right now. All students have to go through logical steps and they should be able to speak a new language in One Month. No more. By explaining grammar words to students, all of them get impeded forever. One has to produce a normal conversation and let them on their own ASAP.This way of “learning” is already obsolete ! GeorgeModilevsky in Facebook.

  3. I absolutely love watching Dr. Larsen-Freeman speak! I had the privilege of being in her Second Language Acquisition class and it changed my view on my role as a language teacher. She has motivated me more than anyone else to learn from my students and be the best teacher and researcher possible.

  4. It is, however, equally important that there are some linguistic aspects that are more/less susceptible to change. And we always need to differentiate between “competence” and “performance”.

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