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Friends Who Are Not on Speaking Terms

I live in Edgewater, NJ.  This community is unusually integrated with people coming here from all over the world (including New Jersey).  For example, in my son’s first grade class, 20 of the 25 students speak a language other than English at home.  1,239 more words

Friendship

Tangled in words

I recently read that when we are young it is much easier to pick up a language than when you are, say thirty years old. The reason being, that the adult brain has already formed the required neural pathways responsible for our linguistic skills. 558 more words

Language

試験に出ない英単語 普及版---English Vocabulary You Won't See On a Test: Cheap Popular Edition

By: 中山 & 千野工一
Nakayama (author) & Chino A (illus.)

As the title implies this is a book for Japanese people studying English vocabulary, but it doesn’t take much to reverse engineer it so that we English speakers can learn some Japanese words from it. 704 more words

Japan

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR

written by Spc. Kevin Duffy

Have you ever looked in a mirror and felt like you were gazing into the future? You probably have not. But it happened to me once. 922 more words

Army

The Madonna Complex

“Ooooh la la, man,” my friend proclaims loudly at the bar.

I am with an expat friend from Central Europe and complaining about a horrific exchange I had with the administrator at a French language school… 1,123 more words

Learning French

Now listening: Океан Ельзи

Last time I left my post with a little dissatisfaction about my Russian skills. But luckily life is full of ups and downs and this one is definitely an up! 270 more words

Foreign Language