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Are Language Teachers Obsolete?

Probably, mostly.

The Dodo bird, the Woolly mammoth, the Sabre-toothed tiger, milkmen, bowling pin setters, lamplighters, and ice-cutters. Is the language teacher about to join this list?

There is evidence on both sides of the ledger. Machine translation technology is improving at a scary pace, as is access to language learning materials through technology. On the other…



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Michael Wilkins

Originally from the West Coast of Canada. Living and teaching in Kobe, Japan since 2000.