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I am sitting in Heathrow Airport waiting for my ongoing flight to Prague. I am flying on points so I don't necessarily get the best connecting flights. I can't wait to touch down in Prague tonight and look forward to meeting people tomorrow at the...Read more Meetup tomorrow night.
Prague Meet up October 2. http://www.npivovar.cz/cz/A number of my language learning friends are coming including Patrick Jones, and Dr. Huliganov of Youtube fame., and many others including Jarda, my first Czech tutor and more. Please join us. Le...Read more Prague Meet Up for Language Learning Friends
In less than a month I will be in Prague. I hope to speak as much Czech as possible in five days. The first opportunity will be a dinner on October 2. Please join us for a meet up. I would also appreciate any suggestions as to location. I also att...Read more Meet up in Prague October 2. Join us!
Organic food and eating local produce (the locavore movement) are popular ideas because we feel that we should do all we can to contribute to a better environment. It would appear that neither organic food nor eating locally contributes anything t...Read more Organic food and eating local.
Sorry for the previous posts. The attached sound file from Call Recorder only seems to provide Jarda's voice track and not mine. Posterous seems to be a very buggy blogging system and I cannot edit nor delete these posts right now. As soon as I ca...Read more Technical problems
A recent survey in the US shows that a high percentage of school kids complain that school is too easy, and therefore boring. At the same time, a high percentage of kids have trouble at school. I don't know if it is the same kids or not. I suspect...Read more Are schools too easy?
I met with a group of Chinese immigrants to discuss language learning. This was a follow up to the research report that showed that Chinese speaking immigrants to Canada don't improve in their English , even after seven years in the country, where...Read more Language learning obstacle: The need to get it right
Here are some extracts from a presentation on the subject of multiculturalism by Kenan Malik. Great insight into one of the banes of modern western societies, the false ideology of multicultarlism. Some quotes. "What multicultural policies do is n...Read more The false ideology of multiculturalism or plural monoculturalism
I am gathering steam in my Czech. I understand so much more. Now I am able to learn more and faster since I can make sense of so much more of what I read or listen to. I call this the snowball effect of input based learning. One of my commenters a...Read more Input, input, input. I can’t stress it enough.