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Top four REAL reasons to move to Japan

Moving to Japan can be a great way to find and then unfind yourself, worship washlet toilets, and fill up on individually packaged ice cream treats every day. 994 more words

Japan

10 short warm-ups to revise vocabulary

The longer I teach the more I realise that it’s not necessarily grammar we need to revise as often as we can; after all we cover grammar on every course, tenses are still the same, we just explain them in a bit more complicated way, adding some nice parts like mixed conditionals and inversion :) 658 more words

Teaching

Hacker, wifi, botox—these are now Spanish words

Since long before the verb “google” made it into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), English speakers have been eager to find out which neologisms make their way into the linguistic canon. 295 more words

Classic Joke Wednesdays featuring Mama Choi!

Last week I wrote about my Mom and her confusion with the Meaghan Trainor’s hit song: All About That Bass. Well, my Mom is back to the… 616 more words

Vivian Choi

Old Language, New Model: Is There a Community of English Speakers?

by Saki Miyata

In Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson discusses the rise of nationalism in Europe through the study of language and the establishment of official or vernacular languages. 528 more words

Nationalism

What's that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford

As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. 556 more words

The English Language

I Say, I Sigh, I Sow #11

I wish someone would translate Lord of the Rings into English.

Quotations