Friday, December 16, 2011

Sweet success!

I was checking the status of classes' Anki decks today while they were studying in pairs with smart phones. At this point, they should have about 260 cards generated from EFL Press's Topic Talk, an excellent book that works perfectly with Anki. The majority of students have most of the cards or are working on keeping up. Some are complete slackers. What can you do?

However, today, I noticed that one student, who only has about 5o cards in her deck for my class, also had second deck in her account.

"What's this?" I asked her. "Oh, chigau kurasu," she replied. A different class. Intrigued, I had her click over to the other deck. It was for a business hospitality class and consisted mostly of airport abbreviation codes.

"Did you make this deck?" I asked. She nodded her head, looking sheepish. "Why?" I continued.

She replied, haltingly, "Anki is good. It helps me study."

I swear I almost hugged her. I've been riding that buzz all day. Call me a geek, but that is a huge success in my book and fills me with hope!

1 comment:

  1. are a geek but that is still a huge success! well done Rich!