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Listening resources

First off, I’d like to mention that the review lesson is a nice touch to the Assimil course. I completed the review lesson, + the next 3 as per my schedule. 316 more words


Active Listening: Essential for Peace and for Language Learning

Active Listening is a well-known concept in the peacebuilding field, and one that Peace Scholar Chris Spies delves into quite extensively in some of his published articles and in an excellent blog post entitled… 280 more words

Language Learning

Learning a Language the Fun Way

When learning a foreign language, it’s all too easy to get bogged down in tired, traditional learning methods such as flashcards or dusty grammar books. Of course, vocabulary and grammar are integral to language learning, and you’ll undoubtedly have to put in some hard work in these areas, but that doesn’t mean it has to be endless drudgery. 566 more words

Language And Culture

今、何時ですか? Quelle heure est-il? ...Whut...?

Hi readers! I know it’s been a few days but I’m back for 2-3 weeks as my assignments for this semester are done! (I still have exams but those are different) I finally have more time to write. 515 more words

Language Learning

To come off

Last Saturday I watched Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which wasn’t really on my top-10 list of films to watch, but it seemed like a good choice for a relaxing Saturday night. 282 more words

Words And Expressions

Update and impressions of the "Michel Thomas" method

Staying on track, I completed the next 3 lessons of Assimil. Not sure if this is merely showing the age of the course (I have the 1998 version), but it dedicated a whole lesson to smoking and Tobacco. 255 more words


Do what I say, don't do what I (don't) do

Now I’m retired, I can officially claim to be ignorant, but there was a time when I laid a somewhat dubious claim to a field of expertise, namely Second Language Acquisition, and more specifically within that, vocabulary learning. 250 more words