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## How Kindle Helps You Learn a Second Language

I was skeptical about Kindles. I liked the feel of a book. The smell. I didn’t want to read on a small computer screen. No. Well, not until I discovered that my Kindle would help me improve my second language, Spanish. Now I would recommend ANYONE who is...

## Can Discrimination of Non-Native Teachers be Justified for Marketing?

The Native vs Non-Native English teacher debate has been done to death. “The native has a better accent” “but the non-native might understand the learning process better”, blah blah. We know that. There are advantages and disadvantages to both,...

## The Union Jack – Who is Jack?!

“Who is Jack?” This was a question a student asked me when we were talking about flags. The Union Jack is the name of the United Kingdom flag. But who is Jack? I honestly had no idea.  So I set out to find the answer. The Union part of the name Union Jack...

## 10 Signs You are 100% Fluent in a Language

Fluent is a relative term. I don’t know if I consider myself fluent in French, even though I’ve got a degree in it and spent 5 months living there. I still make stupid mistakes and I often tell people ‘he’s crying’ when I mean...

## A library where you borrow cats, not books

A government office in New Mexico, USA has a cat library. Employees can go to the cat library, choose a cat and take it back to their desk for one hour. Employees report feeling happier and more productive at work. How did this start? A local cat shelter (a place...