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I’m sorry but I’m not going to apologise any more: Or, More things I learned from teaching young learners

Once upon a time, a small group of small students, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and aged 6½ (the ½ very carefully insisted on, with the help of gestures) – once upon a time these students were asked to decorate a project they’d … Continue reading

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Summer Camp, Sheep-keeping, and the Gospel According to a Young Learner Classroom

Up and down the dingy corridors of a square, grey, Soviet-era sanatorium building, somewhere in the Russian countryside, I am improvising a poor contemporary re-enactment of the Parable of the Lost Sheep. “Back In The Classroom, Please!” My student, eight … Continue reading

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