Author Topic: Silent period  (Read 141 times)

Offline Lola

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Silent period
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:07:45 AM »

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Re: Silent period
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 03:21:25 PM »
Is this a homework question? We won't do homework for you.

Also, is this specific to language learning or just teaching in general?
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Offline Lola

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Re: Silent period
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 05:37:53 PM »
Well, I'm not asking you to do a homework since I'm not even a student . This not a home work it's an assessment test for teachers.

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Re: Silent period
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 06:22:43 PM »
So, teacher homework? Either way it seems like something you're meant to think about and maybe not with just one correct answer. (Or the "correct" answer might be given in the manual/textbook/whatever although I wouldn't agree there's always just one way to do things.)
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Re: Silent period
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 03:55:18 AM »
"Welcome to Linguist Forum! If you have any questions, please ask"

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you say you welcome ANY questions, anyway,I know what the silent period is but this one seems to have more than one correct answer and that why I ask here.

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Re: Silent period
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 08:32:19 PM »
What I meant by my signature was questions about the forum. Of course content questions are always welcome too, but there is a general (if unwritten) rule about "homework" type questions. It's nothing personal. The reasons are that the goal of homework is to figure it out yourself (or if this is a test, then of course to do it yourself), as well as trying to avoid answers to assignments being posted here for students to Google.

As for the question, as I said, I think it's an oversimplification without a single right answer. We could discuss the topic if you want, but maybe you should tell us what you think about it. It's not my area but I have some idea what you're talking about. In short, I would just say that it's odd to phrase it as "do most of the work themselves" as if the teacher can actually teach someone language. They're more of a guide or a coach, an information source, than actually a teacher when it comes to language, especially in terms of the students gaining confidence and fluency. So it's a partnership and cooperation one way or another, although I don't know what the specific context of this multiple choice question is to know the "right answer" (since it varies by context!). I'd say a good balance of everything, and possibly some different approaches for different students (or classes), but that doesn't fit the format of the question.

But now you've deleted the original question (which might be a good thing because it's from a test!), so maybe you should repost something else as a general topic to discuss if you want.
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