Category Archives: Language Education

Technique to advance education

Nothing so furthers education as loving and being loved (St. John Crysostom). Dear All, Have you ever taught to a big class of students? Have you managed to show your appreciation to each of them? Impossible? Well, that’s the art of teaching. There are many techniques to advance education. Audio-visual aids, for example, is one …

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Teaching and learning English, French, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Dear All, I have just come across an excellent resource for teachers and learners of English, French, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. This is a blog devoted to teaching and learning these languages. The blog is called Féru: https://ferulang.wordpress.com/ While teaching and learning resources are abundant on English and some other languages, they are much more …

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Linguistic Web tool

Hello Everyone! Today I would like to share with you quite an interesting linguistic tool. It is called Reverso. Reverso can be useful to people who are interested in linguistic matters such as: translation, conjugation, spelling, dictionary forms, and usage examples. This tool can be of use to learners of foreign languages who want to …

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Nine tenths of education is encouragement

Nine tenths of education is encouragement (Anatole France). Dear All, This quote by Anatole France underlines the importance of encouragement in education. Certainly, encouragement advances education and improves information retention, but what is the way to encourage students? In fact, there are many ways. Some of them are: 1) show respect to your students by …

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YouTube

Video credit: Chemical Engineering Resources, “Making educational videos” March 9, 2014, via YouTube. YouTube is a media tool: It has a lot to educate and entertain. Be like a bee, collect only the nectar which is cool; From other stuff you can refrain. You can also use it to educate, To make information easier to …

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Explore. Dream. Discover.

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds into your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover (Mark Twain). Dear All, Whatever we study, whenever we conduct …

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Knowledge, hardworking, sincerity, and humility

Dear All, The picture above was posted by S. Stallard on one of professional networks. Although originally, it was in the job context, in my opinion, it is also applicable to education. The basis of education is certainly knowledge, but knowledge is by far not the only thing one needs to succeed in academia. In …

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By working faithfully

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day (Robert Frost). Dear All, The saying above by the famous American poet is, certainly, a joke. However, there is a share of truth in every joke. Specifically, this joke underlines that with the growth …

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Becoming proficient in foreign languages

Dear All, Have you ever wondered, how long it takes to become proficient in a particular language? Typically, the evaluation of language proficiency is based on four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. However, how long does it take to become proficient enough to be able to communicate in a foreign language? The Foreign Service …

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Simplicity is …

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication (Leonardo da Vinci). In my opinion, there is always, or at least should be, a place for simplicity in research and instruction. The research that is simple is accessible to our colleagues (researchers) and to other people. By making our research simple, we allow it to have a bigger impact: …

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Kindness is …

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see (Mark Twain). In my opinion, this quote is applicable to education. A kind and supporting instructor can teach much more effectively than a strict or detached one. For example, it is always pleasant to go to classes to a kind professor …

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Curiosity is …

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly. – Arnold Edinborough I believe that curiosity is important in linguistics because it often leads to new discoveries. Moreover, students who are interested in linguistics are much more likely to …

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