Monthly Archives: May 2013

Does Language Determine Thought?

Most people are familiar with the power of language to shape our thoughts and actions. They may not know, however, that linguists have used the term linguistic relativism to debate the issue for decades. Often called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis or

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Learn through osmosis? What a bunch of baloney!

I see a lot of learning materials and lessons that, to anyone who has even seriously studied a language, are outright ridiculous. I’m not sure what the EFL material situation looks like in a lot of other countries, but here

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Posted in Learn Japanese, Study Habits, Teaching Tips