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Language Learning

5 False Prophets In Language Teaching

Learning a language is a very personal endeavor. Each individual uses different ways to reach the same result: being able to communicate in a foreign language. But the road to success is paved with hardship and empty promises from “false…

January 29, 2013, by

Language Learning

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


A 5 Minute German Mini Course [FREE DOWNLOAD]

In almost every language course there’s a part about grammar and looking at tables of conjugations and declensions. I still remember the faces of my students in Berlin whenever I whipped out the Irregular Verbs Worksheets… Now, I have to…

February 7, 2012, by

Language Learning

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


Does the Internet turn us into Naysayers?

You’ve seen it before: Someone posts an angry (political) rant and it spreads like wildfire through Social Networks, the nervous system of the global wired community, flanked by equally angry comments, bursts of “righteous indignation” and lots of exclamation marks….

March 31, 2011, by


5 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Online Learning

When you think of your childhood school-time, chances are that your memories are very similar to those of many other people from all kinds of generations, countries or cultures and look something like this: “Sitting in rows, facing a teacher…

March 29, 2011, by

Language Learning

A Brief Introduction to Language Change

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….

March 27, 2011, by


Three Ways to Leave a Legacy in the Land of Online Learning

In my last post I talked about the fundamentals of becoming an online teacher without supporting huge investor-fueled teaching platforms or business practices you don’t agree with, don’t understand or simply don’t care about. Today I want to talk further…

March 23, 2011, by


A Day in the Life of a Wireless Teacher

It’s winter. The sun is shining. Not where I come from. But in that other post-geographic place. Currently this means the eastern shoreline of the Mediterranean for me. But it could be any other place. Here, in this place between…

February 6, 2011, by

Learning English

9th Innings, Closers, and Politics

Baseball Idioms In Politics Here’s an excerpt from this article on a bill to boost health compensation to “first responders” (health workers, firefighters, police officers) who responded to the World Trade Center attacks and are believed to have suffered higher…

December 22, 2010, by

Learning English

Here’s Some Food For Thought

The Full Version, For Free I released this as a preview before but, it’s more important that the people who actually need this sort of thing, a primer on 50 English idiomatic expressions relating to food, obtain it for free….

November 29, 2010, by


Learn Any Language via Skype

There are many ways to learn a language. And many ways to learn a language online. The technologies offered on elearning websites cover a wide range, from simple to sophisticated: Virtual classroom software, screen-sharing software, buttons for raising your hand…

October 18, 2010, by