Category Archives: fluency

How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions: Scientific American

See on Scoop.itFluency development in Foreign Languages

Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options…

After reading this it seems that:

You will think more logically in your foreign language rather than in your native one. The idea is that your native tounge will have more emotional resonance rather than your foreign one, which may influnce your decisions and act illogically.

One side that was not considered is the poficiency of the speakers L2. While my Japanese is ok, I wouldn’t be confident to make life-or -death decisions based on this. Maybe that is a logical decision.

See on www.scientificamerican.com

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Art, Drawing : Art-technique online flashcards from SwipeStudy

See on Scoop.itTeaching and Researching Language Learning

A really user friendly application for personal and classroom vocabulary practice.

http://www.swipestudy.com/

I was actually able to make some kanji cards in a matter of minutes. Probably one of the easiest I’ve encountered for making flashcards.

Below is a sample account that you can try.

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Enjoy,

See on www.swipestudy.com

Post presentation thoughts and thanks

Sunday evening, finished the presentation. Thank you Anne for working with me on this. I appreciate it a lot! It is much easier to present as a pair than alone. Ibaraki JALT is a fine group of people! Thank you for your support and warm-heartedness.  Tom and Yasue’s presentation was excellent too! Thank you for doing this with us!

Now, I am just going to vegetate for a bit. Put the books and the papers away! Tomorrow’s another day. Tomorrow’s a work day. Tomorrow never knows…..