To practice or not to practice..

It has long been said that “practice makes perfect”. I don’t necessarily want to break that saying or disqualify it entirely. Nor do I want to propose a “rocket-science” method that would replace the vitality of practice. Rather, there is more to practice than meets the naked eye!

When talking about language acquisition, I can’t emphasize enough that no body would be able to achieve a decent level of fluency and efficiency without really indulging in getting his hands dirty (if that is an appropriate expression), and actually speak it or write it. However, I think that it doesn’t really matter how much you practice the target language if you aren’t consciously aware of the mistakes you make and/or how to correct your utterances! Continue reading

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Mobile Phones: Are They Making our Lives Easier

Recently I had the pleasure to present a workshop on “Mobile Phones: Are They Making our Lives Easier” at Modern College of Business and Science in Muscat on August 5th, 2012.

Here is an overview of the topic approached along with resources for expanded knowledge on the points discussed: Continue reading

Car accidents and human emotions

It always gets into me to see the increasing number of accidents in this country (and through out the world, in fact) and it’s really sad to know of the frightening number of deaths that accompany that.
Nevertheless, While I was driving my own daily commuting from work, I began to think over the relationship between car accidents and the emotional interactions of people.. And I don’t mean the emotions that they go through while driving; but the similarity of emotional interactions to car accidents..
These two worlds are, by nature, far apart, but there are some similarities in the nature of interaction within each one.. Continue reading

This Year’s 10 Best TED Talks To Share With Students | Edudemic

TED talks is one of the leading web-communities that deal with spreading ideas that show vivid experience, and are thought-provoking notions. The intersting thing is that you can use this website to foster discussion of ideas and to share thoughts over a topic; especially in the classroom. the following website from Edudemic blog has one of the examples of some of the best TED talks for the year 2011. Test it with your students; they are really intersting!

I especially like the talk about “the demise of guys”, don’t miss this one!

This Year’s 10 Best TED Talks To Share With Students | Edudemic.

Educational trends applaused in 2011–the uncollege movement

It’s interesting to see how some entrepreneurs started to applause for the notion that you don’t need to get to college in order to succeed in life. They state that: “it’s not the only way to succeed”! Well, this is somehow correct; especially when we understand the connotations that go along with true entrepreneurship (that is necessity, potential, motivation and consistency ). Continue reading