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mmiklas



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Is teaching directions still relevant in the age of.... Reply with quote

... smartphone ubiquity, with Google Maps, GPS, etc?

Locals here in Thailand love helping straying tourists even with their limited English.

But as the technology for taking people to their destinations constantly improves and makes visitors more independent, is the human side of giving, supplementing or confirming directions no longer a top-10 topic for pre-intermediate learners, even in a heavily-tourist-infused place like Bangkok??
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