Author Archive of Henry Fitzgerald


The Book Reading Revolution: Read More, Better, Anywhere!

Reading for Fun By the end of my stay at UCF, I was nearing burnout. I’d read so much and for so long that my mind was numb, and reading was the last thing I wanted to do. This lasted…

June 17, 2012, by

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The Digital Age of Education

As a technology consultant, I rely on several tech sources to stay informed about global industry trends. Naturally, I’m not the only one to notice how efficient, green and just plain fun tech has made education. With all the advances in instructional…

May 23, 2012, by

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Ebooks, Cooking and Travel: Why I’m Learning Another Language

When I graduated from college in December, a part of me thought that my time as a learner was over. I had this great consulting position in Seattle, with plans to make a move after the holidays, and was ready…

May 10, 2012, by

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How to Ease the Culture Shock of an International Move

An international move is both exciting and scary. Whether you move for work, pleasure or school, you will face culture shock. Consider lessening the impact of culture shock when you learn the language, make logistical decisions and adjust to the…

April 26, 2012, by

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The Cure to Culture Shock: Eat Local!

Learning a language through an online classroom is the first step in beginning to understand and appreciate another culture. But in order to truly appreciate the lifestyle and traditions of another people, people must get up and go to that…

April 10, 2012, by

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6 Tips For A Modern Study Space

1. Learning On the Go Once upon a time, the student trudged to a big brick building where he sat secluded away from sights, sounds and mocha lattes. There he buried himself in books, note cards and oversized reference materials….

March 15, 2012, by

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Online Learning: The Future Has Arrived

You already have some idea of how valuable the Internet is for learning new languages. The latest technologies like Skype allow you to master a language from a native speaker instead of reading a lesson and listening to the accompanying…

February 9, 2012, by

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Housing Swap: Learn A Language By Immersion

Ask any foreign language teacher, and they will tell you that the best way to learn a language is to become fully immersed in it. You can only learn so much from reading, writing and speaking the language for short…

January 17, 2012, by

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5 Quick Ways To Bring Languages To Life

Most of the fun of learning a language is the hope that you’ll one day be able to use it to communicate in another country. Having a goal in mind when learning makes the work seem more meaningful and more…

January 9, 2012, by

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3 Teaching Ideas For That Last Lesson Before The Holidays

Whether you’re planning to cover a few last minute lessons before finals this semester or planning for next year, including an international holiday study into your curriculum is fun, educational and useful. While the entire semester is filled with lessons…

December 22, 2011, by

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4 Tips To Learn The Language of Love

Teaching and learning a language is a difficult, but exciting undertaking. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, there are certain aspects of the journey that will be fun, and some that won’t be so great. This principle rings even…

December 1, 2011, by

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4 Quick Ways To Use (Social) Media In Foreign Language Teaching

Sometimes, taking a class to learn a language isn’t quite enough. For people that are moving to a new country and want to learn the native tongue of the land, a class or textbook might leave you in the dark…

November 11, 2011, by