Evan Albrethsen

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Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

15 Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

19 Ways To Actually Make Chicken Breasts Taste Incredible

Weeknight winners.

Why translating Japanese video games is so hard – Reader’s Feature

A reader who has lived and worked in Japan for years explains the difficulties of translating Japanese video games for the West.<p>Translation is an …

Language

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Using “Spot The Difference” Pictures With ELLs

I like to use “Spot The Difference” pictures with my Beginning English Language Learners.<p>There are plenty online, and I’m usually able to find one …

This Beautiful Infographic Illustrates The Tree Of Languages

Tracing languages back to their roots can be an interesting way to see how the world's languages have developed and evolved over time, but the …

25 Bilingual Spanish/English Picture Books Starring Mighty Girls

A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering bilingual board and picture books in English and Spanish.From the moment they're born, kids are like …

32 Advanced Spanish Adjectives for More Vibrant Self-expression

Adjectives are sweet, colorful, delicious and decorative—they add nuance to your language, and help you express yourself more precisely and more …

What’s the quickest way to learn a language?

These apps, websites and podcasts will get you fluent in a flash<p>The ubiquity of translation software – which nowadays can even (roughly) translate …

Puns, Poetry, and Superstition: Japanese Homophones

A Mandarin on an Aluminum Can<br>Wordplay is not always welcomed openly in Japan. Make a weak, but harmless pun—observing that there is “no ginger” …

JLPT N1 Study Materials and Habits for Success

What is your current Japanese level like?<p>My level varies depending on what I’m doing. In my daily life I have no trouble making my ideas and thoughts …

The Translator Relay: María José Giménez

<i>WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator each month. This month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding</i> …

The 13 Weirdest Items In Tokyo Vending Machines Ranked From Worst To Best

We made it our singular mission in Tokyo to sample and rank every strange thing we came across in a vending machine. It was a lot of things!

21 common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them

According to CUNY Journalism Press editor and writing coach Timothy Harper, the answer is a resounding "YES."<p>"The whole point of grammar and punctuation is clarity," he told Business Insider. If you write that a woman has "dirty-blonde hair," for example, people know that you're referring to the …

5 Ways Bilinguals Can Use Flipboard

As a Brazilian immigrant in the U.S., I was amazed when a friend first showed me Flipboard. I said goodbye to daily visits to multiple sites from Brazilian and American publications and to the many news apps downloaded on my phone. I could now read all the news that matter to me in only one place!<p>I …

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Literature Under the Japanese Occupation – BLARB

<i>The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from</i> The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, <i>Charles Montgomery’s</i> …

29 annoying words and phrases on your résumé that make hiring managers cringe

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional-placement firm Robert Half.<p>Some of the major problems with using buzzwords, according to …

Employment

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7 Top Blog Posts Every Language Learner Should Read Now

We’ve compiled the best language learning strategies to help you learn any language faster. Here are the 7 best language posts you should read now.

Languages: Key To Future Success

Until 2005, all but a few students took a language in Key Stage 4. They were given the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, improve their …

Language Learning

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

Best ever japanese recipes

Here are our 19 best Japanese recipes, from fresh sashimi salads to hearty ramen dishes and veggie stir fries. Make these easy Japanese recipes at …

7 Language Blogs You Should Be Following to Learn Languages Faster

If you’re just starting to learn a language, one of the first things we recommend you do is to refer to experts in the language learning space. …

Fix wet pages in notebooks with this simple lifehack from Japan!

All it takes are two quick and easy steps to <b>make wet notebooks look brand new again</b>.<p>There’s nothing worse than having a good book ruined with spilt …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to China

If you’re planning to travel to China, you've probably got a laundry list of things to do in order to prepare for your journey.<p>There are, however, …

Ottawa to negotiate extradition treaty with China

Ottawa has agreed to negotiate a bilateral extradition treaty with China – a move that took place a day before jailed Canadian missionary Kevin Garratt was ordered deported from the country.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's national security adviser met a high-ranking Chinese official in Beijing last …

Chinese Censors Delete Hong Kong Artists' Music Online

Music by Denise Ho (何韻詩), Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Cantopop singer, appears to have been deleted from at least four of China's biggest online music platforms.<p>According to <i>China Digital</i> <i>Times,</i> a Weibo user discovered that Ho’s songs, along with those of several other Hong Kong musicians – including …

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