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…

Local Tourism vol. 1 – Visiting Kneževo

Before I start, I want to say that I am a big fan of local tourism. Many people skip visiting interesting places in their vicinity because they think it’s boring, too predictable or that they can visit it whenever they want. Ironically this whenever often turns into never. I was like that before my visit…

How To Make Use of a Time Tracking App?

There are many time tracking apps around and I have some experience using one of them:  aTimeLogger. It allows you to track what you spend your time on. The application is well done, easy to use and allows a lot of customization. There are some default activities that can be tracked, but there is also…

What Shapes Our Musical Tastes?

As much as musical taste is a highly personal thing, it’s maybe even more so, a social thing. From what I’ve seen in life, people usually start “seriously” listening to music  in high school, and in making their first musical choices, such as which CDs to buy (when I was in high school, buying CDs…

This Infographic Shows Why Smoking And Hedonism Don’t Mix

Everyone knows that smoking can kill you. And not just by causing cancer or heart attacks, but also by significantly increasing the odds that you’ll get many other diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Buerger disease (which can lead to amputation of legs), the diseases that can start in 20s and 30s, rather than 60s…