Archive for May, 2011

Using New Technology to Learn English

May 29th, 2011

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The world changes all the time but most people don’t take advantage of these changes.  The ideas about language learning were so different than they are today because of advances in both the psychology of language learning and the improvements in technology.

Typical English schools where a teacher stands in front of a classroom teaching “face to face” English makes no sense anymore for several reasons.  2 reasons are that it’s too expensive and it’s a waste of time and energy to travel to a classroom when this can all be done using a computer and modern technology.

If you go to a store that sells electronics, most of the time what they show you will be cool.  These “gadgets” can do a lot more than they are showing you.  Ipads are not just for reading and games.  That’s how they sell them though.  They don’t talk about the possibilities of learning languages and stuff like that.  The reason I guess is that people want to buy electronics more for fun than for learning.  For some reason, people think learning is boring.

I am so excited about modern uses of cool new technology for English learning.  I’ll give you one example that I bet you never even thought of.  There are so many it’s crazy but let me start with one.

Use point of view video recording glasses to record your one on one English lessons and watch them over and over again.   If you hire a private English tutor, you can wear these video recording sunglasses to record the whole language with perfect video and sound quality.  Then you can have the lesson to watch and listen to again and again.  You won’t have to take a bunch of notes and you can pay attention better and learn more watching the lesson again and again.

The best point of view or POV video recorders are cool looking high def sunglasses.   I just checked out some reviews and I think you might find them interesting too for many reasons.  There are more sample videos to see for yourself on Youtube.  Go here to see all the videos:  Best Hands Free Video Cameras If you like sports and stuff, you will find these cool for traveling or videoing your kids or anything cool that you do in your life.  You don’t need your hands.

Here is one sample video below.  Just imagine that you can take your teaching giving you an English lesson and watch it on your Ipad, Iphone, TV, or Android phone.  Amazing!

How to Learn Sports Vocabulary in English

May 23rd, 2011

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Let’s face it. Even if you study English in university and read the newspaper and watch movies and whatever else, it’s impossible to learn all the special vocabulary that you need to know in real life. Sports vocab is just one example.

Your English might already be ok but you don’t know exactly how to use soccer, football, or basketball vocabulary when chatting with your native speaking friends. There is so many cool terms that make for great “guy talk”. Obviously girls might want to talk about sports too. I’m just saying, it’s one of those topics that men like to get into.

I’ve noticed that the words used by the TV announcers vary a lot from country to country. It’s not just that the words are different because the language is different. The whole way of talking about sports is different. In NBA basketball for example, some of the best American TV announcers are really smart and hilarious. They get ex pro athletes to do a lot of “trash talking” and make a bunch of interesting comments. A lot of this is like “super slang”. You’d never learn about it in school because schools love teaching boring stuff that isn’t used in daily life. That’s just how they work. It’s retarded but true.

Part of our goal with this website is to give you the full exposure to all kinds of special topics that can really help you speak comfortably about anything. You can download the lessons to your Iphone, Ipad, Android, or Iphone and you’ll learn a lot about sports. We’re guys so we love talking and teaching about tennis, nba basketball, football or soccer, ufc, and a lot of other sports. The slang we use in the lessons is perfect for understanding all of the announcing and it will help your spoken slang English a lot as well as learning all the slang specific to all the different activities that men, and woman, love to do for recreation.