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Anita Lewicka
5 years 4 months
Thanks a lot! I wish you had got to know the place and the people, or vice versa. Anyway, generally...
Miri
5 years 4 months
I was so moved reading about Teachers' Training College in Poland. I didn't get to know the place...
Anita Lewicka
5 years 10 months
Thank you very much, Justyna. Another article is coming today. I do appreciate your feedback. Hope...
Justyna
5 years 11 months
"You don't just read for the sake of reading or for holding a book in your hands."-You just read...
Justyna
5 years 11 months
I hate 14th February as I see hearts, angels, sweets, roses, and all this St Valentine's Day...

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19
Jan
2015
by Anita Lewicka
 My recent frame of mind - hope and cheerfulness. I may get mood swings; women tend to get emotional; I’ve nearly always been this way, which very often makes me do things first and only later reflect and think back. In addition to that, I do take in and thoroughly absorb all the flavours and fragrances...
09
Jan
2015
by Anita Lewicka
“Only native speakers or near-native speakers” – you may often come across such a line in various advertisements promoting vacancies for language teachers. What does “being a native or near-native speaker” really mean?If you happen to be a native speaker of a given target language, you were most probably...
30
Dec
2014
by Anita Lewicka
 Why L1? Why one’s mother tongue? Well, in this case it will not be Polish, which is my mother tongue. It will be Dutch, the mother tongue to the people among whom I have been living for some time now. Why did the idea of L1 start bothering / nagging / following me? Well, in September I had a close look...
16
Dec
2014
by Anita Lewicka
One day, an over-forty-year-old woman had a dream: she started imagining her new life in a new place, with new people around and a new language heard everywhere. So, the more intensely she visualized herself in totally new surroundings, the closer was the prospect of moving and starting anew. The Netherlands...
09
Dec
2014
by Anita Lewicka
Recently I have heard a saying: “God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland.” The more I repeat the proverb, the more convinced I am that there is a grain of truth in it, looking at the places here, around me. Last Saturday, on Saint Nicolas Day to be more precise, I spent almost four enchanting...
05
Dec
2014
by Anita Lewicka
  Last year, around Christmas Season, Steven Moffat made “the Christmassiest Christmas special since the birth scene in the manger” (ref. below text) by interviewing Benedict Cumberbatch. Both of them have, for some time now, been heartily involved in the BBC production of “Sherlock Holmes”, with B...
03
Dec
2014
by Anita Lewicka
No Christmas seems real Christmas without “Last Christmas”. It apparently is so. Last week, when going by car to do some shopping, I suddenly heard the well-known, recognizable tunes of the song which, for some years now, has been heralding Happy Christmas Time. Immediately, when hearing just a few first...
30
Nov
2014
by Anita Lewicka
 CLIL (Content and Language in Integrated Learning) means a lot to me. I can openly say that this approach to the EFL methodology has been faithfully following my teaching for a long time. Or, to put it more modestly and humbly, I have been loyally attached to CLIL J.So many concepts have been coined in...
30
Nov
2014
by Anita Lewicka
To teach in order to assess or to assess your teaching? It cannot be denied that assessment has always been an inseparable component of the classroom environment.When you put the teacher and the student (or the trainer and the trainee)  in a teaching (or training) scenario, you want to see not just...
29
Nov
2014
by Anita Lewicka
 Wherever you decide to live, you want to get closer to the new place. This need to explore, to get deep down to one’s roots, history, geography may be an inspiring adventure for you. At least I get this feeling myself. Being a teacher, I want to use the surrounding world in my teaching. Following from...

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