Landing planes in a fog vs full understanding: spontaneity and language teaching. – John Bald/language and literacy

To SOAS for the ALL London branch’s excellent morning conference – certainly the best forum for London languages teachers to meet, and great value at £15 for members. The main theme was using the new (aka “target”) language in the classroom. There were lots of good ideas for doing this, but I found myself disagreeing with this quote from Keith Johnson’s Language Teaching and Skill Learning (1996):

One learns to land in fog by landing in fog, not by landing in clear skies.

via Landing planes in a fog vs full understanding: spontaneity and language teaching. – John Bald/language and literacy.

 

Advertisements

About teachingbattleground

I teach
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s