Category Archives: education

eduFire Classes I’m Teaching

I am teaching a variety of classes on eduFire.com. A few seats are still available. * Talk With An American Beginner’s Level Monday June 15, 11am (Boston time) * Talk With An American Beginner’s Level Monday June 15, 6pm (Boston … Continue reading

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How to Learn Any Language – Book Review

I am reading the book, How to Learn Any Language by Barry Farber (ISBN 0-8065-1271-7). It is an interesting book that provides useful tips and techniques. The tips provide a common sense approach. One of my favorite tips answers the … Continue reading

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Berlitz

Berlitz is one of the most famous names in language learning. This article introduces readers to Max Berlitz. Future articles will introduce readers to other founders of language learning systems. Continue reading

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Learning Languages

For audio CDs, I prefer the Pimsleur Approach. It works well for me. When I teach ESL, I sometimes mimic and expand on this method. Others hate this method. Continue reading

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xylophone, ukelele

I’ve been thinking about musical instruments. Thought it might be interesting to see the derivations of some of their names. xylophone The word xylophone is based on 2 words – xylo and phone. From dictionary.com xylo- or xyl- Wood: xylograph. … Continue reading

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chronos, chronus

It is the beginning of the new year so why not discuss a word about time – chronos (Greek), chronus (Latin). There are many words that use this root (chron) for time as part of its own word. Some of … Continue reading

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angelos, angelus, engel, angele

Today’s word, angelos (Greek) or angelus (Latin) is quite similar to its English spelling; the first 5 letters is all you need to know – angel.  An angel was a messenger from God. You can see the messenger component in … Continue reading

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