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Highlights: 2019 Disruptive Education Conference

The 2019 Disruptive Education Conference happened last weekend, on April 6. It was a five-guest-speaker marathon on edupreneurship, immigration and learner autonomy. Ada Draeden and MC Anesh Daya Ada Draeden, expert on immigrant success, opened the conference with a talk on “Canadian English: How to Translate your Job Search”. As she states, “language does not … Continue reading Highlights: 2019 Disruptive Education Conference

The social impact of “Where are you from?”

As soon as any student starts their journey towards becoming a speaker of English, a couple of pre-made sentences, a learner’s ‘toolkit’, is handed them. Statements such as “I am (name)” or “my name is (name)” are the tip of the iceberg. Soon after students are presented with the predictable and unskippable “he is”, “she … Continue reading The social impact of “Where are you from?”

The 2019 Disruptive Education Conference in Toronto

ELT professionals in Toronto: This is an amazing opportunity to get to know like-minded people, learn more about coaching and meet us!! 🙂 Vertices is sponsoring The 2019 Disruptive Education Conference in Toronto at the CSI - Annex (Center for Social Innovation) on April 6th and 7th. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-disruptive-education-autonomous-learning-language-coaching-tickets-57358272136   I will be presenting my … Continue reading The 2019 Disruptive Education Conference in Toronto

How languages are learned – Part 2

I bet you don’t remember struggling to learn your native language, do you? 😉 Most likely you picked up the sounds and words and chunks from just being exposed to the language and from the fact that you had opportunities to use it. Whenever children have the chance to communicate, they do. The wonderful thing … Continue reading How languages are learned – Part 2