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Humanizing English language teaching in Slovakia
Gabriela Lojova 
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2016.09.04.30-36
The article focusses on the urgent need to humanize education in Slovakia, namely to look for more effective ways of teaching English as a foreign language. Traditional teaching still dominant in many mainstream schools should be replaced by more learner-centred teaching of English. The theoretical analysis of possible reasons for the discrepancy between the educational philosophy stated in pedagogical documents and real life foreign language teaching is followed by some recommendations for teacher training and education.  
Key Words
Learner-centred teaching, experiential learning, teacher training – content, methodology, teaching practice  

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