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How I learned a language in 22 hours

How I learned a language in 22 hours
"What do you know about where I come from?" That was one of the first questions I ever asked Bosco Mongousso, an Mbendjele pygmy who lives in the sparsely populated Ndoki forest at the far northern tip of the Republic of Congo. We were sitting on logs around a fire one evening four years ago, eating a dinner of smoked river fish and koko, a vitamin-rich wild green harvested from the forest. Mongousso, who makes his living, for the most part, by hunting wildlife and gathering forest produce such as nuts, fruits, mushrooms and leaves, had teeth that had been chiselled to sharp points as a child. "I don't know. "Have you ever heard of the United States of America?" He shook his head. I didn't know where to begin. "What did he say?" "He wanted to know, 'What's the ocean?'" As part of my research, I had begun planning a series of logistically complicated trips that would take me back to the same remote region where I had met Mongousso. I have never been particularly good with languages. Related:  Languages I want to learn

How to Avoid a Clogged Bathtub Drain Get old and lose all your hair? The best solution I have found is to pour some dish washing liquid into the drain. Use about 1/4 of the bottle. I use alkaseltzer and boiling water. The effervescent action plus the heat of boiling water has never failed me. Just use a plunger. If you can, before you plunge, remove the stopper. New Symbaloo Mixes for Kids Over 40 books from the Starfall website. Easy for kids to access and use. (click here) Also, all the letter songs from Have Fun Teaching (click here) More great mixes HERE. Read about how I manage symbaloo in my class HERE Like this: Like Loading...

Capital - Secrets of learning a language — quickly Picture this: You want to apply for a dream assignment abroad. There’s just one problem. You need foreign language skills that you don't have — and time is not on your side. Tricks of Tongue Top tips from experts to learn a language quickly Take risks and speak the language whenever you can.Read children's books and comic books in the foreign language.Consume foreign language media.Immerse yourself in the local culture.Make use of free foreign language podcasts and apps.Don't practice in isolation; get feedback from native speakers.Don't worry about making mistakes. It might sound like an impossible task, but according to language experts, you can learn basic communication skills in weeks and master the basics of a foreign language in several months. It won’t take most people long to be well on their way to discussing current affairs with a native speaker in Rome or sharing a 'water cooler' moment with new French work colleagues in Paris. Getting started Immerse yourself

La publicidad desde la Ed. Plástica y Visual Nos vemos en TeKLEEando Últimamente, y a pesar de que me encanta escribir en mis blogs no encuentro el tiempo para hacerlo, quizás porque mantengo demasiados: Este blog que estáis leyendo ahora mismo, que surge con motivo de una investigación.El blog dedicado a los alumnos del IES Selgas, que funciona también como página del Departamento de Artes Plásticas: Requiem por la plástica.y TeKLEEando, blog que mantengo ya hace un par de años y en el que escribo sobre educación artística, recursos y otras reflexiones personales. Así que a partir de ahora he decidido seguir escribiendo sobre publicidad y contrapublicidad, así como otros temas que trataba este blog de forma específica como comunicación audiovisual, imagen de empresa, psicología del color, etc., en TeKLEEando. Sin embargo espero seguir actualizando los apartados más interesantes de este blog como la página dedicada a las presentaciones o la dedicada a los recursos sobre publicidad. Publicidad: un análisis crítico Museo de la publicidad

Hellenized Latke Recipe Mazel Tov & Opa! The Hellenized Latke By Annette Keen* There are as many recipes for Chanukah potato pancakes, latkes, as there are countries and cultures around the world where Jews have lived, not always happily, across the millennia. As the story of Chanukah tells us, the Jews of Judea through the exploits of Judah Maccabbee, staved off forcible conversion to the Greek way of life, Hellenism, but as elsewhere in our long history, Jewish culture survives because it is able to absorb pleasing aspects of various world cultures without blurring its distinctiveness. As a light-hearted example, I offer the Hellenized Latke, a recipe that incorporates feta, the traditional Greek cheese, into the traditional Jewish potato latke. Vegetable-Feta Latkes 2 ½ cups grated zucchini 1 cup peeled, shredded potatoes 1 cup peeled, shredded carrots 3 large eggs, slightly beaten ½ teaspoon pepper salt to taste ¾ cup flour ½ cup chopped parsley or dill ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese vegetable oil for frying

Printable Graph Paper & Writing Paper & Templates Horror, suspense and mystery has produced some of the greatest literature and film of all time, and what better time of year to capitalize on this genre of writing than Halloween. This Halloween writing pack will provide plenty of incentives and visuals to help your students produce their scariest work yet. These themed writing packs look great and will inspire kids to write and step up their presentation skills as opposed to simply writing on standard paper. Download the Halloween themed writing Pack Here. The Pack looks great, and has 8 different themed pages that include. A Visual map for planning the characters, setting, problem & plot.A planning tool for constructing a narrative.Half Page Dotted thirds with a space for a pictureFull page themed dotted thirds with images.Bordered Themed lined writing paper. We have a number of themed writing packs and otherprintable paper for teachersand students that can be downloaded for free.

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult Take One Picture/The Picture Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil, 1468 by Bartolome Bermejo (documented 1468-1495) The National Gallery, London For 2013/14, the one-day Take One Picture Continuing Professional Development courses, run by National Gallery Education, will focus on 'Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil' by Bartolome Bermejo. Using the focus painting as a springboard, the Take One Picture course will inspire teachers to look at ways of using paintings in the classroom to promote cross-curricular learning and suggest ways in to paintings to develop pupils' confidence and skill in responding to images. With an extravagant swirl of his red and gold cloak, Saint Michael wields his sword; there is no hope for the devil at his feet. Taken from the Book of Revelation, this episode caught the medieval imagination, becoming a popular subject for paintings. Saint Michael is an important figure in the three monotheistic religions, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. © The National Gallery, London

Did You Forget The Can Opener Again? - Survival Life Have you ever headed out for a nice weekend of camping only to end up frustrated and hungry because you forgot one little thing… a can opener? Fortunately there is a little trick that lets you open up any tin can with nothing more than a rock. Modern cans are sealed using a roller that bends the top of the can over the wall and the bends it again to form a leak proof crimp in the can. This leaves only a small amount of metal around the top lip of the can that actually seals the contents. If you ever find yourself without a can opener simply find a large flat rock or piece of concrete, the rougher the better. Once you see the juice, it means that the seal on the can has been broken and you should be able to use a knife or other sturdy utensil to pry the top of the can off. This is a much safer alternative than trying to hack away at the can with your pocket knife and if you apply the right amount of pressure should take you less than a minute open.