Carbon Cycle: Two Simple, But Tricky Science Questions

OK, this article is a bit more lighthearted, as a little break from the series of articles about teaching languages. We’ll explore two easy science questions that have very simple answers. The answers are no secret, they were known for ages, and they should be easy to answer for anyone who has completed high school.…

What’s The Most Neglected Area in Language Education?

There are good teachers and bad teachers, good language courses and bad language courses and I’ve had experience with all of them. However, there is one thing that was missing in pretty much all language courses that I attended: an adequate treatment of the language used in common everyday situations. How is that possible? Well,…

Teaching and Learning Languages: Part 1 – Introduction

I’m going to write a series of articles on teaching and learning languages, as well as self-directed studying of languages. It will be based on the following: the science of language education, also known as glottodidactics, which deals with approaches, methods and techniques for teaching languages. the science of second language acquisition, which deals mainly…

Some Interesting Semantic Shifts in Adjectives

Would you prefer doing skilled work or physical work? OK. I guessed so… But wait a minute! Isn’t skilled work also physical? It happens in the physical world, and all the laws of physics still apply to it. Of course it’s physical. Where I want to go with this? I want to show how some…

Local Tourism vol. 2 – Visiting Jajce

In this period since passing an important exam in college, I continued treating myself with some travel. Local tourism. Yesterday’s visit to Jajce proved once more to me that local tourism is a great thing. Low expenses. No need for planning. Everything done in just one day. And great experience. So, wherever you live, I…