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Topic of the Week:

Allowing, Trusting, and Empowering Learners to Shape their Own Experience
Feb 18, 2019

By Christopher Daradics, CASLS Language Technician

Language teachers know as well as anyone that the process of becoming a competent, engaged target language participant is often a slow and tedious process. Teachers can help students stay motivated and engaged throughout their journey by orienting learners to the dynamic, co-constructed (collaborative and co-created) nature of communication and the related fact that learners have the ability to guide and shape their own (la...Read more







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