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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 […] [...]

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 – 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. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Spam

Tweet You probably know about Spam, the meat product. Do you know about the connection between Spam and the English verb/noun “spam”? The noncountable noun/verb “spam” means “e-mail and other internet messages that you don’t want.” Usually, these messages are advertising something (“BUY SOFTWARE CHEAP NOW”). People also use this word to mean “posting too […] [...]

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. […] [...]

TED | Translations

Tweet I’m posting twice in one day! Crazy! Here’s a resource for intermediate to advanced learners: TED | Translations. TED talks have become extremely famous for their interesting topics and good presentations. The speeches are from 6-20 minutes long, with still images or videos (NOT traditional Powerpoint). The speakers talk about everything: dance, robots, food, […] [...]