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Our Thoughts Have No Official Language

“I have to stop thinking in my native language”. This is one of the most commonly heard sentences by every language teacher (mainly in Brazil) and also something that needs to be adjusted so that the same language teachers don’t fall into this trap. Thought has no…
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The trifecta of learner engagement

Introduction Every teacher knows that learner engagement is paramount to any learning experience. Without engaged students, all one can hope for is a well structured lecture to a sea of inattentive ears and utterly passive students. In this article, we will explore what I…
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Learning a Second Language

Your brain – every brain – is a work in progress. It is a plastic. From the day we are born to the day we die, it continuously revises and remodels, improving or slowly declining as a function of how we use it.Michael Merzenich The objective of this article is to…
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Empathy – it is all about windows and mirrors

Since last week I have been taking a course about the movie The Godfather (1972), one of my all-time favorites! I often get emotional when watching it because for me, it represents my intense love for the cinema. I do not know if you have seen The Godfather before, but this…
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Guia pedagógico para famílias

Poucas coisas são, ao mesmo tempo, tão desafiadoras e tão recompensadoras quanto a criação de um pequeno ser humano. São noites insones, ligações para os médicos, descoberta de receitas e métodos de introdução alimentar, preparação do quarto, enxoval… isso…
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CHOOSING PICTUREBOOKS

“What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversation?” Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice seems to be claiming for a book with pictures and probably meaningful words. Would that be a picturebook? And what is a…