The philosophy and methodology behind Mentals

You will find here all the major articles and texts I wrote in English, which are otherwise scattered around the Internet. By reading them you can get to know me better, and understand my approach to education.

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Easy Speaking is Hard Thinking

"I wish my language was so simple" is what the majority of language learners experience listening to more advanced users. On the 38th Annual Colloquium organized by TESOL France in Lille I have been exploring what hides behind this feeling.

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The Conversation Method

My first ever (and the last so far :) interview which I gave to Zhenya, a teacher who is running a blog for English language teachers, after she saw the demo lesson I gave in Barcelona at the Innovate ELT conference in 2018.

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Professional and Nonprofessional Conversation Classes

Here is the speech I gave in 2019 during the 35th annual ETAS Conferenece in Zofingen in Switzerland. I introduce the notion of the conversation experience and explain what it is.

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The Art of Conversation

I'm rebelling against the traditional conversation qustions and explain what is wrong with them.

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The New Responsibility of Second Language Teachers

The text which started it all back in 2015. My point of view has evolved ever since, but I still subscribe to everything I said here.

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