Push and Pull of Learning English

Lida came last week on Friday. She’ll be here again tomorrow. And we are psyched!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE working with the Flynn.

If you take just a few minutes to watch the videos, you will see smiles and hear laughter. It’s just so lovely.

Picture yourself in a new country where everything seems just not comfortable. How open would you be to learning? The idea of being ready to learn is foundational in learning to be a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

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This is part of Stephen Krashen’s Affective Filter hypothesis, which, in a nutshell, says that when you are under a lot of stress, there’s not much room left in your brain to learn.

I think we’ve all been there… worrying about something else while sitting in a class or trying to read something and realizing that we’ve not understood a single thing.

Now imagine that’s your life.

And now, imagine it with Lida, who is asking students to do silly things. We laugh. We play. We learn.

And it’s all good.

Check out the page where we talk about last week’s class. And be sure to tune in next week to see what we do tomorrow! So excited…

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