Monthly Archives: May 2011

Academic English

I have never bought into the idea that we can teach or study academic English, or business English or any other kind of English as a special subject. English is English. If we are interested in a subject, we will read on it, listen to audio conten… Continue reading

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Language learning is like a jigsaw puzzle.

Here is a recent video I did on this subject. The more the pieces of the language come together, the more other pieces start to fall into place. At first nothing makes sense, and you wonder if anything ever will. But as you persevere, and find sma… Continue reading

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My Russian challenge

In three days I am leaving for Europe. One day in Berlin, two days in Riga, on business, and then roughly two weeks in Russia as the reward for my Russian learning. I will spend one week in St. Petersburg, and then one week in Moscow. My only goal… Continue reading

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English for Immigrants and LingQ

An important local organization that helps immigrants, part of the Skills Connect program in British Columbia, has accepted LingQ as a useful language learning resource. This means that LingQ expenses may now qualify for partial reimbursement from… Continue reading

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Finding the Time to Study Languages

I was asked how I find the time to study languages. I am planning do a video on the subject. First I did a little research by googling the term above, “Finding the time to study languages.” You can do the same. I will list here the first few links… Continue reading

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The life style of IMF President Strauss-Kahn

The recent arrest of IMF President Strauss-Kahn raises a few questions in my mind. I have no idea about the substance of the accusations. Maybe this was a set up by a political opponent for all I know. But I would like to know why a socialist publ… Continue reading

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Europe wants to ban cell phones and wifi in schools.

What is the health risk of these devices? Read the article. I am skeptical of most of what comes out of the European Community but I must admit I don’t know. Continue reading

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