Sunday, January 29, 2012

787. She's free to decide what to do

One day teacher of English B said to teacher of English A, “Have you ever thought our students make decisions all the time to learn English? Whether I do my homework, or make an assigned composition in this or that way... Actually learning a language is, coming down to the root, a decision and a chain of decisions, thus something personal, something human. You can tell your students about this fact.

Something that has to do with making decisions is contributing to a debate or discussion in class. Thi is a pretty good example. We can be talking about what to do in a paradise-like virgin archipelago amidst the waters of south-east Asia. The students make their decisions about what they could do there or not do, etc. Ask a silent student to say something, like ‘What do you think, X, hmm?’ At that moment you’re having him or her think and decide.

I believe learning English can only be accomplished, or carried out, by means of decisions.” / Photo from: labibliotecadelnautilus wordpress com. girl reading a book 1929
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