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Old 08 October 2014, 05:25 AM
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I do agree with you that it's great that she got her students excited about language, but I disagree if you're saying that student interest is more important than actually teaching correct information. Maybe I misunderstood you, though, when you said, "they all agreed it was essentially a new language." Did you mean they agreed those were new words? Because they're nothing like a new language. Those are new names for new technologies, just like "pen" or "telephone" were once new words.

The kids still could have made a mini dictionary with all the words that have come into existence recently because of the Internet, and a good many of those terms are being used in multiple languages. Maybe that wouldn't have been as exciting, but unless I'm misunderstanding your repeated used of the term "new language," at least she would have been teaching valid information. It's pointless to get students all excited about concepts that aren't true.

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