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Every year I travel with my family to Big White for skiing and even some evening time hockey in the open air. Almost all of the cabins and apartments are on the hill, so that it is truly a "ski in ski out" resort. We have been doing this for almos...Read more Big White, the perfect place for a family holiday.
Students take 14 years to pay back their student loans according to this Financial Post article, and that is after the tax-payer has paid for the larget part of the tuition fees. How efficient are universities at delivering their knowledge? If stu...Read more Can we afford universities?
Here is a fuzzy photo of our old timers' hockey gang at our Christmas lunch, after our last game of the year. See if you can find me. All appearances to the contrary, we had only one beer each to stay below the 0.5 % alcohol limit. One of our memb...Read more Drive safely over the holidays. Operation Red Nose.
MOOC's (Massive Online Open Courses) will change higher education forever says this article in the Boston Globe. I believe that this will happen, perhaps not as fast as the article implies. Language learning is a great field for online learning. T...Read more MOOC’s will change higher education.
We have made changes at LingQ. I would be happy to explain how to take full advantage of these. You may have some questions about language learning in general or LingQ. All languages welcome. The hangout is on Saturday Nov 17. 11 am PST (Vancouver...Read more Let’s talk about LingQ and language learning: Hangout on google +
I received a youtube video from an English teacher in Siberia who asked me to do a video which would encourage his students to study harder. Here I attach his video, and my two video responses, in English and in Russian. The request an English ans...Read more Why learn English or any other language?
It is difficult to leave languages which you enjoy, where you are able to enjoy interesting content, and then have to start up again with a language where you struggle, where you have to go back to learner content. I am working with Who is She and...Read more Struggling with Korean.
I did not get to fluency in Prague in five days, but I took my Czech to a new level. I am satisfied that this strategy worked for me, and satisfied with what I achieved by having a focus for a year, leading to a brief intense period of immersion. ...Read more Not fluent in Czech, but happy.
How can we maintain our languages and learn new ones? I will find out over the next year or so. I am just back from a 4 week trip. Montreal, Prague, Portugal, Spain, London and Berlin. A high point was my last evening in Prague where I felt that I...Read more Language learner’s lament