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Cuisenaire Rods and Teaching Concepts

Ask yourself these questions: What does an on look like? What does a beside look like? What does an above look like? What does an under look like? Why are these sentences so jarring? These four words are well known … Continue reading

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Non-Imitative Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning (VicTESOL Conference, Melbourne)

Based on the work of Dr. Roslyn Young and the late Dr. Caleb Gattegno, this workshop explores techniques and materials that engage students and help them to explore the English language, making their own discoveries about meaning, pronunciation, structures and spelling. In order to understand the approach from the perspective of the students, participants will themselves become language learners for 90 minutes, learning to count to 1,000 in German. Continue reading

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