Posts tagged communication
The abbreviations OMG, FYI, and LOL are now officially part of the Oxford dictionary. Does that mean you should write academic papers with titles like “OMG, Hamlet was bi-polar” or start every sentence in your job application with FYI? Maybe not….
Yesterday I read about a little program called Freedom that forces you to disconnect from the Internet. You set a timer to the desired amount of “offline time” and then you’re unable to connect until the timer runs out or…
The term “mass medium” was coined in the early 20th century and referred to magazines, newspapers, radio & television broadcasts. I remember the times when watching an MTV music video on color television fried every teenager’s excitement-circuits, slouched in front…
Good English must pass two simple tests to be good. It must be effective: it must accomplish the #1 job of language, which is to be clearly understood. It must be efficient: once clearing the first hurdle, it should be…
I was looking into publicly available information about the types of questions on the speaking portion of the IELTS academic test, which is a test used by universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada to assess the English language…
1. What Is Excellence? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle What is excellence? Excellence is the habit of doing things in a superior manner. This means to produce results…
Today, I talk about how I have developed an overview of Japanese verb conjugation, and am developing manga and anime case studies to demonstrate informal Japanese, which is vital for a holistic grasp of the language. [audio:http://learnoutlive.com/wp-content/audio/Context Must Be Shown.mp3|autostart=no]