The Benefits of Mistakes, part 2 by Lynn Hailey

Mistakes Lead to Personal Growth Mistakes are instances where we can look at our choices and see which ones work and which ones do not. Self-correction is the best teacher there is. The experience of recognizing a mistake shows you where to place your effort and what you should practice. Listening to a presentation while reading along can help develop the “eye” and “ear” to check our own grammar. Ted Talks ( www.ted.com ) are excellent for this and lessons only take 20 minutes. It’s good practice to look at sentences with mistakes in them and try to correct them. Read More …

The Benefits of Mistakes, part 1 by Lynn Hailey

Nina’s Story Nina Hanakova was 11 years old when Václav Havel became the President of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989. The Velvet Revolution brought with it uncertainty and hope. For Nina, it demonstrated that real change could be achieved no matter how unlikely it seemed. Nina later traveled the world by herself as a very young woman. She learned to become worldly and speak several languages through her adventures and misadventures. Nina has taught English as a career in the Czech Republic for many years now. In the beginning, she carried heavy coursebooks to business offices and schools on trams Read More …