first week

day1; germans are v punctial, suots me since i am too. have to tell when you go from one room to the other. day2 melanie said that the way they do things is v complex, and thatr itll take me a few weeks to get used to it, but that thats normal. i cleaned a…

12.01.19

Saturday. Settling in well, learning a lot everyday, reading there’s tonight to help french, will start something in spanish to help also. Had dinner with the relatives, it was class – I feel like I can do anything. Adult.

End of the Line

Well, it’s been fun. A few months and 11 posts later, here we are at the end, and it’s honestly hard to believe it! Although this was an assignment for class, it didn’t always feel like one. What I loved about doing this was the free reign that we were given – I was able…

Padlet

Hi, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo. So, learning languages using games is becoming more popular in the last few years. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I used to use the Sims Pets 2 on the Nintendo DS to help me learn French when I was in secondary school, and this was highly useful to…

Quality Time app

Bonjour, Hola, Hallo, Hi. So we’ve a very interesting topic this week – how much time we spend on our phones. This has always interested me, and it is something that nowadays is coming more and more into question. I think it will be very telling of the person how much time they spend on…

Corpora Linguistics

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo! So this week, we have a little experiment with Corpus Linguistics. A Corpus Linguistics is “… the study of language based on large collections of “real life” language use stored in corpora (or corpuses)–computerized databases created for linguistic research” (Reference). Corpora can be written or spoken, and the data used is…

ICC in Foreign Language Education

Hey, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo. This week we’re spicing it up with some Anchorman memes and then cooling it down with some ICC. This week’s topic is ICC in foreign language education, and how important that is for teaching and for students.   So is it as big of a deal as Ron Burgundy says it…

Digital Lit and ICC

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Hallo. Get it? ICC (intercultural communicative competence) sounds like ice? Oh I’m too punny. So, for today I decided to look at the situation reaction of “You are lost in a foreign city. You ask for directions to someone walking by. S/he just walks away.” (http://cultura.mit.edu/cultura-exchanges/year/2014/semester/fall/host/mit/guest/universit-de-lyon-2/situation-reaction/you-are-lost-in-foreign-city-you-ask-for-directions-someone-walking-by-s-he-just-walks-away-vous-tes-perdu-dans-une-ville-l-tranger-vous-demandez-votre. [Accessed 15 October 2018].) between MIT…

Digital Literacies

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Hallo. Welcome to the weekly instalment of your favourite blog. In this week I will be covering digital literacies, looking at a definition, and finally looking at some hilarious spoof websites. Hope you enjoy! Made this in MS Paint, don’t @ me. Anyways, as you can see from this masterpiece, it is…

Learning Styles

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Hallo. I’m going to begin by telling you all that I can’t come up with a good pun to put in the title (and it’s really bugging me) so here’s a pitcure of Taylor Swift with the lyrics to “Style”. Carrying on with the theme of language learning (shocker, I know) today…