Friday, May 28, 2010

Misperceptions About Language and Culture

I often find that international students come to the United States with misperceptions about learning languages and living in a foreign country. I've created a video on this topic:

- http://esl-lab.com/elc/perceptions-video.htm

Feel free to share your ideas on this topic. Also, tell us what misperceptions people have about your language and culture.

Randall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The World's Future: What lies ahead?

The world is constantly changing, and this will undoubtedly be true throughout this century and beyond. However, if you could see into the future in the year 2110, what do you think the world would be like for any one of these topics?
  • the environment
  • the world economy
  • transportation systems
  • poverty and/or disease
  • war and peace
  • new technological advances
  • contact with aliens from another world
  • population growth
  • space exploration
Share your ideas on one or more of these topics.

Randall

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Traditional Sweets from Around the World

Although people might assume that making and eating cookies is a universal custom around the world, the reality is that many people prepare and enjoy a wide variety of sweets with unique ingredients. Therefore, if you invited me into your home for dinner and wanted to offer me a traditional sweet from your country, what would it be and what ingredients are used to prepare it? Share your culture with us!

Randall

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Learning English: What's the Secret?

So, is there an ultimate secret to learning English? Perhaps not, but watch my new video on the topic that focuses on three important keys to improving your language skills:

- http://www.esl-lab.com/learn/learningenglish-video.htm

What activities have helped you the most in learning a foreign language?

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