Monday, July 23, 2012

877. It was like discovering a new landscape

One day teacher of English A said to teacher of English B, “I know a young man with a bit interesting story about learning English.

He had been learning English since he was around 11 years. When he passed to the secondary education, 14 years old, he pretty soon noticed that the subject of English now was harder. In fact, he wasn’t able to get higher grades than mere pass. He didn’t know what to do to get higher grades and gain some capability to understand and speak in English in class.

One day at home he opened up his course book, at some dialogs they had studied that day, and began to read those texts again, carefully, attentively, slowly. He then realized he was able to understand more than in the morning classes that day.

Those texts had some message, some meaningful messages from one character to another. He could understand pretty well then.

Once he told me that those moments were very important to change and face the texts, either by listening or by reading, more intelligently. Today he’s a teacher of English too. He told me that since then the course book of English turned into something interesting, with nice stories about the characters and simple funny situations.” / Photo from: friendlyplanet com. norway fjords  
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