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What is the Audiolingual Method?

The Audiolingual Method of teaching languages was popular in the mid-20th Century in the United States. The most well-known examples today are the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) courses freely available on the Internet (because their copyrights have expired) or available for purchase from Barron’s “Mastering” series, Monolingual Books, and other sources.  915 more words


28 Oct 2017 (AFR) - Investors fret, but the 'Icarus trade' flies ever higher

(28 October 2017, AFR, p29, by Patrick Commins)

‘This week we have been greeted with a new way to measure the complete lack of worry in global markets. 103 more words

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N. Korea stole cyber tools from NSA, carried out WannaCry ransomware attack – Microsoft chief

Published time: 14 Oct, 2017 12:22

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The head of Microsoft accused North Korea of carrying out the WannaCry cyberattack which crippled 200,000 computers in 150 countries earlier in 2017. 426 more words

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Quick ADO.NET in FSI

This morning, a user came to me with a nasty problem. At {Redacted}, we have an application which shows Account Data, one account at a time called AccountView. 235 more words


I passed my Portuguese test!

It’s official! I passed my Portuguese test! However, the enthusiasm of those two statements somewhat hides the sheer panic I felt following the test. Allow me to explain. 729 more words

No takers for regularisation of unauthorised buildings?

The TN government’s new scheme for regularisation of unauthorised buildings, for which an online portal was also launched the previous month, has reportedly found no takers. 88 more words