In his blog Jeremy Harmer reflected on multitasking and its possible consequences for teachers and learners (see it here: http://jeremyharmer.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/mult-tasking-unitasking-myths-and-langauge-learning/). I also want to ponder upon the subject.I have to say that multitasking is part of my life. Some people say that women are born to do several tasks at the same time. Not very accurately, my husband complains, but there are tangible results, I say. When University student I managed to dot down a lecture and do my English or Spanish homework at the same time. I like doing household chores and listening to podcasts or audiobooks. When I do some mechanical work on the computer as editing or making reports, I also like listening or watching webinars.I think, contemporary students are also used to doing several tasks simultaneously. They watch TV and do homework, they play games and chat, they read books and listen to music. Some scientists say it's just constant switching from one thing to another (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEcNX92kHhE). That's why, to my mind, they ecome itchy at the lessons when they only have to listen to the teacher. Their concentraition span is shorter and their brain is accostomed to being busy all the time.What do you think of multitasking?