I suspect the Dogme way will result in severe regurgitation. It can have that effect in other contexts too, but that's better kept for another discussion.
And yes, I'm prepared to confess that it once took me eight hours to put together an Ikea single bed. Of course, I had to nip out and get some tools Ikea didn't provide.
Jason, you are certainly right when you say there's more to reading than knowing the vocabulary. Without context, cultural knowledge, and in some cases technical knowledge, students may be unable to comprehend entire passages. Good teachers will know this and provide appropriate scaffolding, or alternative readings.
You reminded me of the strange outcomes I hear when some Chinese phrases are translated into English. They have great significance within the culture, but to me simply sound like nonsense. The movie title "Lost in Translation" comes to my mind.
As for the cooking, my expertise doesn't extend far beyond barbeques and making toast, so I'd recommend getting some expert input elsewhere, sorry. Otherwise, three weeks of take-aways will be very expensive and not good for the diet.
Good luck with your mammoth task.
Posted July 10, 2010 at 01:49 AM
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