Monthly Archives: September 2012

50 Years Ago McGill

I am in Montreal for my 50th high-school reunion but in the fall 50 years ago I entered McGill. I only stayed two years before going to France. Today it is raining. Tonight I fly to Prague. Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Prague

I am excited as I prepare to go to Prague for my “five days to fluency in Czech challenge”. I am not going directly there, though, since I have my 50th high school reunion to attend in Montreal first, over the weekend. That should also be fun. Any… Continue reading

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Time to stop avoiding grammar rules!

The evidence is now in: the explicit teaching of grammar rules leads to better learning. At least that is what this article from The Guardian in England claims. Unfortunately the article does not offer any proof that the evidence is in, but rather… Continue reading

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Meet up in Prague October 2. Join us!

Prague Meet up October 2. http://www.npivovar.cz/cz/A number of my language learning friends are coming including Patrick Jones, and Dr. Huliganov of Youtube fame., and many others including Jarda, my first Czech tutor and more. Please join us. Le… Continue reading

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Meet up in Prague October 2. Join us!

In less than a month I will be in Prague. I hope to speak as much Czech as possible in five days. The first opportunity will be a dinner on October 2. Please join us for a meet up. I would also appreciate any suggestions as to location. I also att… Continue reading

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Listening, reading and literacy. Kindle and Audible.com launch new product.

Kindle and Audible.com have lanched a new product that combines listening and reading and they call it immersion reading. Yes listening enhances reading, especially for struggling readers, or for language learners. That has been at the core of the… Continue reading

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Organic food and eating local.

Organic food and eating local produce (the locavore movement) are popular ideas because we feel that we should do all we can to contribute to a better environment. It would appear that neither organic food nor eating locally contributes anything t… Continue reading

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