Category Archives: miscellaneous

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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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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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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Storify – all my old ones

Here are some pdfs, in case anyone is interested in my old Storifys (but probably more for my own archive): Launch of The Language Scholar #langscholar17 (with images, tweets) · bumsonseats · Storify #AULC2017 (with images, tweets) · bumsonseats · … Continue reading

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Annual AULC conference 2018 #AULC2018 #SBSAULC2018

Another January, another AULC conference. No more Storify, so no pretty pictures this time… but here’s the full programme and my notes: Day 1 Opening Keynote: Elissavet Amanatidou (Brown University): From major to minor: reconfigured pedagogies and curricular transformations in … Continue reading

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Reading 2017

Now the darker nights are coming, I have taken stock of what I have read so far this year… and it turns out that 2017 has so far been a year of primarily reading popular (and what some might call … Continue reading

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