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My Changing Expectations About Social Media: Facebook

By Lynn Zimmerman
Associate Editor
Editor, Teacher Education

When I arrived in Albania to teach future English teachers at a university, I wanted to use online resources to stay connected with my students like I do in the US. 455 more words


Ridiculous is the way forwards. Honest.

Naturally in preparation for moving to Beijing in 2 weeks…I’m not really doing much Chinese at the moment. A big problem with doing a fair few languages at the same time, as that there’s a tendency to sneak over to the less important ones all the time. 447 more words

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The Secret to Learning French Fast

I live in the Philippines, a non-francophone country, and a lot of people tell me that I speak French very well so when I tell them that I have only been learning for a year, this comes as a big surprise! 590 more words


Korean Practice: Two Useful Expressions :)

Today I have two useful expressions for you. They aren’t too long, so sit back, relax and improve your Korean :)

숨이 차다
to be out of breath… 95 more words


Looking forward, looking back

Dear readers, looking at my blog’s home page you may be a little confused. Where in the world is Gabrielle now?

Well, I am safely home in Australia, which sadly means my Great French Adventure has come to an end. 97 more words


Keeping Track of New Vocabulary

I started creating a personal glossary when I was learning German and desperately trying to memorize long lists of vocabulary. It worked so well I decided to try it again. 122 more words


Still in culture shock

Language acquisition and culture shock are funny things. In one sense, as the first increases, the second diminishes. But in another sense (or at least so I’ve been experiencing in recent months) as the first increases, so does the second. 3,334 more words