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Same Old Bag

27 March 2015, TV = 1113.5 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1114 hours, total class time = 2052 hours

Unlike other instances that I’ve looked at, where an English-sounding Thai word undoubtedly comes from an Anglo or European source — and I’d usually go with English — here I’d put my money on a non-Anglo origin:  127 more words

Thai Language

Language myths and language awareness

In my last post, I discussed what I believe is an innovative and unconventional way of learning a language. My whole point is that the process of actually learning a language is not the same as formal language education. 1,821 more words

Second Language Students in English-Medium Classrooms

The latest title in our Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides series is Second Language Students in English-Medium Classrooms by Coreen Sears. In this post, Coreen tells us why this book is such a vital resource for teachers of children in international schools.  534 more words

Applied Linguistics

Language learning panel

Last weekend at the annual Anime Island Convention in Tasmania, I co-hosted a panel on learning Japanese in Tasmania and other options for those who are interested in learning the language. 201 more words


How to learn a language in 6 weeks

I’ve almost come to the end of a 6-week study holiday I took in France, just before starting working in Norway again. For some reason French people don’t want to come to Norway to work, unlike basically every other sane European under 35 years, so French language skills are very much requested right now in the Norwegian tourist industry. 2,057 more words

Documenting Travels through Life in Music and Language

I sat down at 7pm yesterday evening with a mug of milky coffee, a packet of biscuits, and a desire for conversing with my French pen pal over Skype. 266 more words

Amateur Writing