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February 22, 2010

Think Tank: Self study - six positions to get you thinking

self%20study.jpegIn the latest Think Tank, our panel of experts discuss ways to study by oneself. Marc Helgesen recommends talking to oneself, saying 'students can do it anywhere and at any level of proficiency'. Curtis Kelly stresses the importance of extensive listening stating that 'It makes sense that if we acquire language primarily through input, that extensive listening would be just as effective as extensive reading, maybe even more so'.

Peter Viney looks at the feasibility of complete self-study programs Chris Hunt focuses on the need for children to choose what they study, saying 'when children have an overwhelming passion for something then they will focus on it, so, the notion of how to get them to self study becomes moot'.

Rob Waring, a guest participant in this month's Think Tank, focuses on how reading by oneself can build language independence.

You can see the discussion for yourself by clicking here.

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