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Sunrise, Showers and New Characters

So I’ve just spent my first 24 hours in Taiwan. So far so good.

This morning I woke up at 3:30 not because of jet lag, but because of the sound of the second downpour of the night. 414 more words


Language Learning Barriers: This Month's Multilingual Blogging Carnival!

Summer time and living is easy… or is it the lovin? I am not sure, I can say that the bloggin’ definitely hasn’t been easy, in fact it’s been non-existent. 798 more words


Hello August!

So here I am, back on this oft-neglected blog with some fun stuff planned for this coming month. As it is, I’ve got this full month in the UK and then I’ll be off to Europe, so I’m hoping to get some kind of regular posting schedule up and running before then. 477 more words

Language Learning

Measuring L2 Proficiency

Having just published Measuring L2 Proficiency edited by Pascale Leclercq, Amanda Edmonds and Heather Hilton, we asked the editors to tell us a little bit more about how the book came about. 384 more words

Applied Linguistics

Woeful Transliteration #1

1 August 2014, TV = 839.2 hours

Well, transliteration has its hazards. Presumably, whoever wrote the text for this sign was unaware of the English word whose form the transliteration (unhappily) aligns with. 114 more words

Thai Language

Harry Potter ja Viisasten Kivi - Audiobook

Check out the users other videos for loads of Harry Potter to listen to!

Language Learning

Getting the hours in!

What does 130+ hours of language input look like? It looks like 30 hours a week or more of hearing that “comprehensible input” I talked about in a previous post. 279 more words