During my time teaching in Japan, I have managed to learn a lot about my the English language. My students here are fond of using and combining letters in ways that would have never crossed my mind as a native speaker. Unfortunately, due to the way English classes function here in Fukui (and
Ready to see a bunch of words that your brain will see and say, "I know how to pronounce those", but that in reality, you are saying completely inaccurately (you are also probably using too many of the letters)? Welcome to French. The following is a very rough guide to the French language.
This isn't the first time I have had the urge to comment on the - creative - English waiting to be discovered across Japan, but after over a year in the country I have more to share. Like I said in my earlier post, for some reason I did not expect this from Japan. Much in the same way I didn't
You may find this shocking, but Brazilians do not speak Spanish (or Brazilian). The Brazilian people of Brazil speak (Brazilian) Portuguese. The following is a very rough guide to the Portuguese language. My phonetic spellings are crude, and my explanations are basic, but it should be adequate
I'm no expert in the fields of teaching or language acquisition (despite my extensive list of expertise including but not limited to: pooping in the woods, hitchhiking, fighting bears, and being mugged), but there are certain aspects of English language education in Japan that I am sure I could make
Before arriving in Belgium I heard from multiple groups of travelers that, "it was the one place they would have skipped" given the chance to "do it over" (no regrets, people). Undeterred, I decided to find out for myself. The verdict? I haven't the slightest clue what these people were
English has established itself as the dominant force in the global communication sphere, and as a result you can find it on everything from subway signs to strip club advertisements across the world. In some countries, consumers see English is seen as cool or exotic, and advertisers have taken
Like magic eye pictures, languages can prove difficult. Even after years of practice, nonnative speakers can give themselves away with the slightest of errors. Since every day I am reminded that I cannot communicate as well as I would like to in this exotic wonderland known as Brazil via this