Monthly Archives: May 2014

BRAVE Review: “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck

I got this book from my father – with a request to read through it and to withhold judgment. He knows me well enough to suspect a raised eyebrow every time the word “spiritual” appears on a book cover.

Why it’s worth researching birthday wishes

It’s not usual for me to spend a lot of time on Facebook, writing birthday wishes – usually a quick note says enough. Today I felt like researching this some more. I knew the recipient adored Jane Austen. In no time at all, I came across this brilliant quote.

The Multilingual Is The Political: How Language Learners Can Make a Difference

There is no way I could write a different post today. The election results made me angry, frustrated and motivated at the same time. The thing I know best – foreign languages – turns out to be a political device, as powerful as any other. If you think you’re only learning a foreign language for […]

Polyglots, Connect: Language Learning Links (weekly)

Learn Languages Better – English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language http://buff.ly/1k44P1s – insip… http://www.bravelearning.com/2014/05/24/english-spanish-chinese-as-a-magical-language/?utm_content=buffer55113&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning 28 Genius Depictions Of Words With No Direct English Translation 28 Genius Depictions Of Words With No Direct English Trans… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/09/illustrations-untranslatable-words-anjana-iyer_n_5295902.html?utm_content=bufferf4a44&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning SKrashen: Free Advertising for Duolingo RT Stephen Krashen: […]

English (Spanish, Chinese…) as a Magical Language

Bilingual motivations have evolved, as foreign languages became more and more mainstream things to do and use. With some languages, though, curious side effects can be seen. This post is a curious look at the role of certain languages in cultures – and an invitation to discuss some polyglots’ more esoteric approaches. Don’t take it […]

Weekly Language Learning Links (weekly)

Super-Focus: 10 Natural Steps to Nurture Your Attention — PsyBlog Super-Focus: 10 Natural Steps to Nurture Your Attention — PsyBlog … http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/05/super-focus-10-natural-steps-to-nurture-your-attention.php?utm_content=buffer610b5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Edutopia For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Edutopia http://buff.ly/1o07gHu http://www.edutopia.org/blog/effective-schools-teamwork-not-optional-sean-glaze?utm_content=bufferd5ec7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer tags: bravelearning Brazilian Students Learn English By Video Chatting With Elderly […]