I’m a big fan of cafes.
(translation-I really like them)
And Europe has much, much cooler cafes than back home in the US.
So last week, when the cafes opened up here again in Prague, I was very happy.
There’s Cafe Nona, which looks like a Stanley Kubric film from the 1970s.
There’s Grand Cafe Orient, which is a Cubist cafe, which means it looks like a Picasso painting.
There’s Cafe Louvre, which has pool tables in the back room, and where Kafka and Einstein used to hang out.
And so many more.
They’re alll unique, old, with history and character and perfect for bringing a book to read or a laptop to write, a friend to meet or a student to teach.
Sunday I was back in one of my old favorites.
Maybe you’ve even heard of it.
It’s called “Starbucks.”
AN ENGLISH LESSON IN THE BATHROOM
After two hours and several coffees, it was now time to visit the historic Starbuck’s bathroom.
That’s where I saw this interesting sign:
Did you know there are 11 steps to washing your hands?
I thought there were only 10… maybe 9 on a bad day…
That made me think…
OVER-COMPLICATING & OVER-TEACHING
Some people like to make things complicated.
Here are some “How To Learn English” videos you can find on YouTube:
0,1,2,3 and MIXED CONDITIONALS
PAST MODALS OF DEDUCTION
The De-Stressed Schwa Vowel Sound | Part 1
Is it really that difficult?
Polyglot Steven Kaufman, who speaks 11 languages, says there are only three factors for learning a language.
Time. Movitation. And your method.
I like that.
And based on my experience with hundreds of students, I can agree.
I think you already have motivation.
If you Do English (not study English) then you have a good method.
Now what about time?
How much time are you spending with English?
This is the easiest piece of advice I give students.
Want faster results?
Spend more time with Engiish.
You’re reading Vitmin V every week.
Now go read, watch, listen, speak….