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Dreams and Goals for 2011

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Do you have any dreams or goals for the future? The end of one year and beginning of another year is when many people think about these things. Are some of your goals related to learning English? Make sure […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Thoughtful

Tweet Here is the final contest winner, for “Most Thoughtful” writeup of a technique. I’d like to entry the contest! My way to study English is watching DVDs of ”Friends”. To begin with, I often watch it subtitled in Japanese to understand its outline, after that,I watch it subtitled in English, then without subtitle several times. […] [...]

A Friend’s Christmas Day

Tweet I thought some of you might like to see my friend’s Christmas Day. She lives in the southern part of the central US. On Christmas Day, there were four generations of her family in one house! Here’s Christmas morning. They have a very tall tree (it’s taller than mine or my parents’). However, many […] [...]

My Holiday

Tweet If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m in Arkansas visiting my parents for Christmas. Today is Christmas Eve. During the last day or two, we’ve been shopping and so on. Santa Claus is in the middle of this photo, but he’s hard to see! On the right, people are lined up. They […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Fun Technique

Tweet The next-to-last category is “Most Fun Technique.” This sounds like fun to me! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share tools for learning English. I really want to know how everyone’s learning it. And CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th blog!! I like music and alway listen to the web radio during the work […] [...]

Contest Winners – Best Technique for EFL Learners

Tweet The third category in the contest is the “Best Technique for English as a Foreign Language Learners.” I use VOA special English program ( http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/ ) to practise “shadowing”. “Shadowing” is an established method most Japanese interpreters use for their training. My level isn’t that high, so I chose VOA special English programs for […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Unusual Technique

Tweet The second category is the “Most Unusual Technique.” If you read about his technique, I think you’ll agree that it’s pretty unusual! Hi Clarissa, I decided to submit one tip for practising English that comes very handy on situations when foreign English speakers have difficulties with speaking English due to so called ‘mind-chatter’. It’s […] [...]

Contest Winners – Most Useful Techniques

Tweet Thanks again to everyone who entered! Here are the first two winners. I’ve posted their submissions “as is,” which means that I didn’t edit their English. The main focus for this contest was good ideas, not perfect grammar! The first category is “Most Useful Technique,” based on my opinion as a teacher and as […] [...]

Blogging in English follow-up

Tweet If you would like English-speaking commenters and readers on your blog, please be careful about the service that you use. (Especially if you would like commenters who don’t speak your language!) I just tried to leave a comment on an English-learner’s blog. The blog is on Livedoor. My comment was rejected (it was not […] [...]

Blogging in English

Tweet If you’d like to write more in English than you can on Twitter, try blogging. A great way to have a really simple English blog is to use Posterous. Posterous is so easy that you can even blog just by writing an e-mail! It will be posted to the blog automatically. Yes, even if […] [...]