Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: How “To” NOT Learn a Language

I was literally sitting, in horror, listening to recommendations. These students said, “we already know conversation. We would like to learn vocabulary and grammar.”

Really? What vocabulary would you like to learn? The same vocabulary you’ve learned 10-30 times but haven’t remember yet? That vocabulary?

Let me give you an insight of how I learned Spanish in high school.

My teacher, Mrs. Finek, would stand for maybe 10 minutes and speak in Spanish (speaking Spanish without the actual accent) and students were completely disruptive and didn’t care.



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