Audio books.

When using audio books for language improvement should you listen to the whole book? In many cases I just listen to parts of these books. It is useful to then read these same parts and then listen again. The idea is to bathe your mind with the lan...
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Japanese TV Dramas

SC asks how long it took me to be able to understand TV dramas. The answer is a long time. I still do not fully follow them after 9 years of living in Japan and using Japanese for over 30 years for business. Why? Because I rarely watch them, and I...
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English culture

I was recently in London with my wife, visiting my son and his family. One day we took our two little grandchildren to a park outside London which offered a great variety of activities for kids. There were animals, boat rides, slides, mini-golf, t...
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Sprachen und Beruf

I just finished attending a conference on "language training and the corporate sector" which took place in Duesseldorf, Germany. As soon as I have good access to the Internet I will send some observations. Two intensive days of discussion on langu...
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