Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence



Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools" said I
"You do not know, silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the signs said
"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whisper'd in the sounds of silenceWriter/s: PAUL SIMON 
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Amazing Talker

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I have been teaching English to speakers of other languages for over 25 years. I have been coaching both face-to-face and in blended learning arrangements. In 2010 I
became a Premium Online English Teacher, since that time I have been specializing in
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Utilizing new technologies makes my teaching more efficient and pleasurable.
I highly appreciate an interaction as well as cooperation with my students from Amazing Talker.

Monday, November 13, 2017

What about the 21st Century Learning?



Framework for 21st Century Learning 2-page PDF

P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning.
The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom).

Framework-copyrighted


Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.

Our community is no longer just the area of space located around the school, but reaches out and envelopes the world.
Education needs to help students take part in this global community and find ways of impacting more than just their neighborhood. This doesn’t mean that they do not need to learn the value of helping others around them and protecting their immediate environment, but that they should also be learning about how they can help and protect a world further away from them, but also closer all the time.
http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework

https://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-essential-rules-of-21st-century-learning/


Friday, November 10, 2017

How to Stop Translating in Your Head and Start Thinking in English Like ...










English Lessons with Halina

  • Are you nervous about communicating in English with foreign colleagues?
  • Do you throw a full command of English, but feel like your flexibility may be lacking?
  • Would you like to memorize how to sound more natural when making little talk and talking about problems?
  • Do you feel the need to improve your conversational skills?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then link up right off!
I give English one to one tutoring classes as well as ONLINE English Courses.
I realize what YOU need to succeed in English. I know the essential skills you need to grow to suit an active communicator in English.
My classes are for students who want to use a most proficient approach to get fluent in English fast by practicing English Skills. Training is a subconscious process and is faster than conscious learning.
Being able to put across effectively is the most important of all life sciences.
Communication is merely the act of transferring information from one place to another, whether this is vocal,  written, visually or non-verbally (using body language, gestures and the tone and pitch of the voice). 
How well this information can be transmitted and received is a measure of how good our communication skills are.
Developing your English communication skills can facilitate all facets of your life, from your professional heart to social gatherings and everything in between. 
Formal methods of learning English exemplify passive learning with a limited success rate. I steadfastly trust in Active Learning of English Skills which is much more efficient than passive learning.
These are the main disadvantages of passive English learning
1. The major weakness of passive education is that it splits the language into different components – reading, writing, listening, grammar, and pronunciation – which you try to learn separately.
2. When learners are not actively involved in the class, they continue to think in their native language. Whatever the instructor explains to them, they try to interpret it in their mother tongue. It gets virtually impossible to process the information intuitively or spontaneously.
3. Because learners aren’t taught to think in English, they are unable to communicate in English.
Active learning helps students start speaking English confidently in less than a year.
Active learning is more than just listening: it involves the active participation of pupils. They must use the language all the time and be emotionally involved in the process.
We need the conversion from Passive Learning to Active Training English Skills
As a language teacher, I use all kinds of tricks just because making students speak and building their self-confidence in keeping the conversation going is the most essential for me.
When I teach Polish, my foreigners and I have to speak only Polish, and also my English classes are run entirely in English. I train without a bridge language.
This means they are required to forget about native language and start talking as well as intending in a foreign linguistic communication. Thinking in a foreign language, this is just what I want my learners to achieve.
My students read the words in different contexts, mostly singing phrases, expressions, collocations, idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs also telling tales. Moreover, I inspire them to talk to everybody, even to themselves in a foreign language. Consequently, they
can communicate as well as discuss a variety of beautiful narrations.
Many teachers spend most of their time altering each other’s errors.
Nevertheless, I correct only fundamental errors, as I don’t want students to stop talking. I also encourage my learners to listen to songs, watch movies with subtitles in a language they learn, read a lot and so forth.

1. The most important is to deliver comprehensible input. We improve the language when we understand it.
I am very much against the support in the native language.
2. Learners spend more time dynamically speaking English when we convert them, for influencing pupils.
I also produce an environment for gaining all language skills – reading, listening, talking, writing, and pronunciation at the same time. Learners experience everyday situations again entirely in English.
3. The mobile is an obvious choice for delivering information. It gives students access to reading material both in the form of educational activity and after the course of a written report. It covers support for sharing sessions with friends or teachers, which is essential for digital learners.
The lessons added by a teacher allow building an active connection between everyone.
As a result, I as an English teacher achieve a perpetual change from passive learning to the active, improving English skills.