Last week I told you about Pavla.
She thought her problems with English were her fault.
(if you missed that lesson you can read it here)
Pavla sat down on my couch and looked at the floor.
Her hands were in her lap. The left hand held onto the right.
She didn’t smile. Read More >
How many people are on Facebook now?
Something like the population of India + China + a few billion more?
Anyway, of all the people on the site, I’m the only Ryan Viguerie. Read More >
Greetings from this place:
It’s called Puycelsi. Read More >
– Dr. Paul Pimsleur, “How To Learn A Foreign Language. Let me tell you a story.“One of the main reasons why people despair of studying a language is that it makes them feel stupid.”
Last Thursday I went to a meetup of entrepreneurs.
At one point, we started to discuss the turn-out: about 16 people had RSVPed online, but only 6 people had shown up.
My friend, Kuba, figured it out quickly: everyone who was there had committed to another person. Read More >
These are two things you don’t see together back in the States.
If a place serves alcohol, and it’s not a restaurant, there will not be anyone under the age of 21 anywhere near the place.
True story: When I went home for Christmas I saw the grocery store clerk ask for my dad’s I.D. – and he’s 83! Read More >
It’s about, What if the US had lost World War Two?
In this depressing alternative reality, the Third Reich controls the East Coast of the US and the Empire of Japan controls the West Coast. Read More >
Last Thursday I gave a presentation at one of the TEFL schools in Prague.
This is a school that trains English teachers.
I was there to talk to them about teaching private students, and one of them asked me an interesting question, “Do all students want grammar?” Read More >
Saturday was hot.
So I decided to escape the burning cobblestones of the center and go to a secret pool in the woods.
Well, about a thousand other people had the same idea, and my “secret” pool didn’t feel so secret. Read More >