Saturday, 9 January 2016

Formality kills

The more formal you make language learning, the more difficult it gets.

Surely everyone sees this!?

But no, teachers dress up in suits, and arrange classrooms in rows. As if: the more professional we make this exercise seem, the more our students will believe that we know what we're doing, and that they are getting their money's worth.

This really works to the disadvantage of cultures where presentation and image is such a big factor, Japan for example.

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