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April 14, 2006

Indirectly Speaking - Learner Responsibility

(Japan) Recent opinion suggests that English learners take more responsibility for their study rather than relying on the teacher to give all the answers. "A curriculum based upon feeding one's students a series of language items makes us tellers rather than teachers" stated Mike Guest recently. He goes on to suggest that in current ESL/EFL teaching circles, many teachers who critique teacher-centered classes still fail to free up their learners for self-discovery. Guest is an associate professor of English at the Medical College of Miyazaki University.
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