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Cuándo la Vida Está en el Camino

(This blog entry is written in Spanish.  There will be an English translation available tomorrow morning / Esta entrada está escrita en español.  Habrá una traducción de inglés disponible mañana por la mañana.) 1,464 more words

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Intensive vs. Extensive Reading

Something that gets talked about a lot, in both language learning circles and wider academia, is intensive reading vs. extensive reading.  Intensive reading is the careful, focused reading of text with the specific intention of learning something, usually with directed questions about the text afterwards, vocabulary word lists from the text, that sort of thing, the type of short reading that teachers subjected a lot of us to in school.  2,021 more words

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Reflections on Yearly Themes

At the start of the year, I wrote a blog establishing my “Yearly Themes” for 2019, the overarching ideas I’ve been keeping in mind for making decisions in my life.  3,029 more words

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Watching/Listening Experiment Post-Mortem

So at the start of the month, I decided to experiment with my studying methods.  Months before, I had switched up my focus to almost exclusively reading, because after the first month I had very noticeable results on not only my ability to follow books, but also my listening comprehension.  2,469 more words

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The Long Path of Learning

(This blog is the English translation of this week’s primary blog, which was originally written in Spanish.)

Normally I write blogs in Spanish for the week of the middle of the month, and this blog is a week late. 1,481 more words

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El Camino Largo de Aprendizaje

(This blog entry is written in Spanish.  There will be an English translation available tomorrow morning / Esta entrada está escrito en español.  Habrá una traducción de inglés disponible mañana por la mañana.) 1,529 more words

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Studying While on Vacation

Despite lifestyle changes, organization methods, personal goals, or study methods, sometimes life gets in the way of language learning.

As I’m writing this blog, I am in Chicago visiting family.  1,718 more words

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