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Imagine that moment when you are learning a language and finally realise you have to divulge something very important to you to others in that new language. If you can imagine that feeling, you as a teacher can see what it takes to bring up that information and lay it on the table (so to speak). It isn’t an easy thing to do but when it happens you feel, not only have you been brave enough to divulge something of yourself but in another cultural context.
This sense of power that happens when a student can do this is a phenomenal moment. This is when the person truly engages in the language, because it has profound meaning for them. The follow through of this is that from this point forward (assuming the student did manage to get engagement and interest from others in this language) the…
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