Author Archives: Carolin

Rosetta Stone – we’re back!

Right, so I’m looking into getting the most out of Rosetta Stone again, after a few weeks off. Not necessarily for myself but for other language learners and considering pros and cons, so with a slightly different focus than before. … Continue reading

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#Innoconf18

Here are my notes from this year’s Innoconf: Conference slides can be found here. Welcome and first keynote After a warm welcome to Liverpool (thanks, Open Day people!) and the University of Liverpool, the first keynote speech (From new literacies … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone – fifth update

Really not motivated to log into Rosetta Stone again. I think I’ll borrow some films instead to listen to Swedish. Sorry, I guess the motivation was never strong enough to sustain this…

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Rosetta Stone – fourth update

I have logged into Rosetta Stone this lunchtime to give it another go and see how much I remember. Turns out I recognised more than I though I would (which made me feel nice)! I have experimented with skipping some … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone – third update

I cannot remember a lot of Swedish at all… I can remember that I have previously learnt about men, women, girls, boys and fish, and that I have learnt that they can swim, run, eat, drink and even drive cars … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone – second update

I left a week between Rosetta Stone sessions to see how much I would remember and how easy it would be to carry on with the programme. Before today’s session I could only remember “de simmar” – they swim – … Continue reading

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Swap your papers now!

A bit of a random post but I have finally managed to write down what I have talked to people about for a while now… One day I would like to attend a conference where nobody presents their own presentation … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone – first update

Unit 1: Lesson 1: Pronunciation The first lesson was all about prounciation, as was to be expected. The software indicates how close you sound to the computer voice, via a traffic light system. This seems to work well so far. … Continue reading

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Rosetta Stone

Over the next few weeks I will to use Rosetta Stone, an immersive software for language learning, to see how it works and how effective it is for me. I can access it for free through my workplace, so I … Continue reading

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Saving while using the library

Have you ever thought about how much you could save by not buying all the books you read? Could you estimate it? Well, if you had ever wondered… The American Library Association (ALA) has published a Library Value Calculator. (Here’s … Continue reading

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