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Meet the World: Part 3

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Dreams and Goals for 2011

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 that your goals are clear, easy to describe, realistic, and “finishable.” “Improve my English” or […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]