Tag Archives: English language

Talk Thursday ~ The Queen’s English

I’m taking two courses at the moment, Blogging U Photo 101 with WordPress and the other an English Grammar course on-line with a university.  My days are pretty full trying to keep up with both. The first and introductory week … Continue reading

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Talk Thursday ~ Laugh Out Loud Funny

Every once in a while YouTube suggests a video for me to watch that is pretty good.  That’s how I found today’s talk titled “Why idiots shouldn’t learn languages”.  It had me laughing out loud as only a Spanish language … Continue reading

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Counting Mercies

I found my IPod in the cupboard a few weeks ago and decided to charge it up.  There is a decided dearth of good in music in the campo, unless one counts when it’s fiesta time and the loud speakers are booming … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Expats

A Tale of Two Expats. I’m sharing this very good example of why you should learn at least some basic phrases in your adopted country.  Click on the link to go to the story.

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Talk Thursday ~ Muchas Palabras

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.             ~ Robin Williams ~ Most evenings, SU watches the news channel that begins with “F” and ends with “X”, mainly to watch … Continue reading

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TED Talk Thursday ~ How to Speed Up Language Learning

As a second language learner myself I find that the talk today expresses some very valid points. The points about learning by using the language, asking people how to say things and relaxing and learning by not being perfect are … Continue reading

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TED Talk Thursday ~ Using “Wasted” Time Thoughtfully

* I’ve got my days all screwed up obviously, but welcome to TED Talk one day early! My first computer was a Commodore 64. I got it as a present from my mom when I was eight years old, and … Continue reading

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We Gladly Accept These Mangoes in the Spirit They Have Been Given

We’ve been pretty fortunate this week.   Mango season is in full swing and I’ve got the word out that I’m not too proud to beg for a mango or two or three, or a bag or two or three.  And … Continue reading

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College students from Panama Thrown into their Studies and Winter in Canada

I found this article from a Windsor ON newspaper and thought I would share it with my readers. Students from seven Regional Centers of Technological University of Panama (UTP) received scholarships to study at the University St. Clair College in Windsor through … Continue reading

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Ted Talk Thursday ~ Two Takes On Speaking English

Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics. ~ Wikipedia ~ After writing on Tuesday about some of the truly Canadian slang words, … Continue reading

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