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Practice Listening and More with Music

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Hi! This is just a quick post. I’ve just started a new job, and I’m very busy. (I’ve promised you posts on Facebook and more. Those posts are coming, I promise!) Right now, I want to tell you about […] [...]

Getting Started on Facebook

Tweet 1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/ 2. Change it to your language if you’d like to make it easier. Languages are at the bottom of the page. You can switch languages any time. 3. Enter your name and other information. Yes, you should probably use your real name. Why? Because it will help your friends find […] [...]

What is Facebook For?

Tweet Readable Blog For me and most of my friends, Facebook is a good way to connect with our real-life friends and family. Unlike Twitter, the people that we are “friends” with on Facebook are usually people that we know well. We also use Facebook to become “fans” (or “like”) the pages of businesses that […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 3

Tweet Meet the World is a set of three posts about sites where you can meet visitors to your area and speak English or another language with them. This is the third post. Meet the World: Part 1 Meet the World: Part 2 Finally, you may have heard of Couchsurfing. Their main service is connecting […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 2

Tweet Meet the World is a set of three posts about sites where you can meet visitors to your area and speak English or another language with them. The second site is Hospitality Club. It seems to be much bigger than Hi Everywhere!. People can use it to request guide services or or to ask […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 1

Tweet I know that many English learners would like to meet other people to speak English with. It’s great to talk to other people from your country, Europe, and so on. Having someone to talk to is fun, can help you learn things, can make you want to learn more, and gives you a reason […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

New Links

Tweet I’ve added some new links to the sidebar on the left. Here’s some information about each one. Learning English from Friends: Terry is a non-native English speaker from Korea who’s been working in the US as a systems application engineer since 2006. This cool blog is about his and his friends’ experiences learning English. […] [...]

English-language Word Processing

Tweet Several of my students have had Japanese computers and Japanese operating systems, with Japanese versions of Word. They needed to write English essays for their classes. However, it’s difficult to get the settings (line spacing, paper size, etc.) correct in Japanese, because everything is different. For example, English essays are spaced by line: double-spaced, […] [...]