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Language Learning Listening Online Learning News OLN Research Showa Students

OLNews 7: Grazing for information: Feedly vs. Facebook

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Facebook is a monster, and we created it. It sends us only information it thinks we will like. I spend too much time, and in the end, I realize, I have not gotten that much out of browsing Facebook. WOT (waste of time).

I also use Feedly (リーダー) to pull together (aggregate) many different blogs from around the internet. Each day, like a cow eats grass, I graze this selection of new articles and keep the ones I find interesting. This, over years, has helped me much more than Facebook. 説明書. Feedly uses a technology called RSS that does not change your opinion, it only brings you the articles you want. Much better for understanding the world.

Take charge of your own learning. It is hard work, but worth it. Or you can be lazy and help create a monster.


Upcoming: Week of May 28- June 4
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Total Words vs. Words Read
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Get 2 views: Mixing reading and video
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches are NOT classes
Friday (金) ToolFeedly: RSS news collector

Last Week (May 22-28)
Monday (月) OLNews: Spaced Repetition
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Coming Soon: Books on Paper
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Keeping up with the news
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches moving to Room 3S01
Friday (金) ToolQuizlet for learning new vocabulary


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OLN News 6: Spaced Repetition

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Upcoming: Week of May 22-28
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Coming Soon: Books on Paper
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Keeping up with the news
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches moving to Room 3S01
Friday (金) ToolQuizlet for learning new vocabulary

Last Week (May 15-21)
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Note your speed
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Dig Deeper with Text Sets
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches a Success
Friday (金) Tool: Elsa Speaks, intelligent software for pronunciation

 

Remembering something is hard, especially if it is new. Scientists have been trying to find out how people remember best. They find that people can only remember a few things at a time, about 7 in a list.

They also found that you need to see or hear or feel something about 7 times to really remember it. That’s right, you need to see a new word 7 times before you can remember it. Now, if there is a long time between seeing the new words, that doesn’t count.

You have to see it quickly, 3 or 4 times in the same day. Then you need to see it again, but NOT right away. Wait a day or two, then see it again. Then wait 3 days, try it again, then a week. By the time you can remember the new word after a month, you have learned it.

This is called Spaced Repetition. If you ever used those flip cards in Junior High, you have a good idea. But a website that does it even better, because it gives you new words and recycles old words at just the right time, is Quizlet, our tool of the week.  Your secret weapon in the vocabulary wars. 

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OLN News Week 5: The 20-minute rule

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Upcoming: Week of May 15-21
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Note your speed
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Dig Deeper with Text Sets
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches a Success
Friday (金) Tool: Elsa Speaks, intelligent software for pronunciation

Last Week (May 8-14)
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Use the 5-finger rule to find your level
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Making discussion groups
Thursday (木) English Room: English Room Now Open
Friday (金) ToolCopy and paste with a keyboard

Settling into the comfortable routine of classes from now until the end of July, with the only exception our 学寮, this is a great opportunity to get your study habits set. Timing is everything.

Do you know about the 20-minute rule? If you are at a dinner with friends, or at a party, the conversation flows on and on. But if you listen and watch carefully, there is a pause and a switch to a new topic every 20 minutes or so.

If you are at a presentation, or a lecture in class, have you noticed that after about 20 minutes, you start to think about your rumbling stomach or what you are going to eat for lunch, how your friend didn’t call you last night, or your plans for the evening?

The 20-minute limit to attention on one topic is universal, everybody has this limit. So it doesn’t make any sense to try to concentrate longer than that. Schedule your homework sessions in 20-minute sections. Stop for a minute, get up, walk around, focus your eyes on something far away. It only takes a minute, maybe 90 seconds, and you are reset, ready to focus again on your homework. Best to try a different subject, and come back to the first homework later if you need to. Mix it up. It really works.

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fashion Japan Students Television

Is she maleficent??

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I am going to talk about Akemi Darenogare. Akemi Darenogare who is a model and tarent changed as a maleficent. She was born in Brazil and she moved to Japan when she was 1 year old. This movie showed on July 5th. Angelina Jolie is broadcasted as a main character. She opened to the public on her Twitter. Her fans were surprised because she is like a real maleficent!! Stubasa masuwaka who is a model and tarent helped her to change.  Akemi and Stubasa are good friends. Stubasa used her cosmetics that was produced by her to change Akemi’s face. When I saw this picture, I was really surprised.

ダレノガレ明美がマレフィセントのメイクをしたのが話題に!!

 

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culture Japan Students Television

Koushien

9093884Koushien is one of the big events of baseball for Japanese high school students. They play a game to be the top of high school. This match is held in every spring and summer but main is summer because senior students will retire. They practiced every day for this match. 47 prefecture’s champions will play a match at Koushien. To go to Koushienn, play with team members and be a winner are their drems. I want to go and watch the game once!! If you like baseball, you should check it out.

また今年も甲子園の季節がやってきました!

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entertainment fashion Students Technology

Olloclip

olloclipRecently, we use a lot of applications to enjoy our mobile phone. Even among them, we like using camera applications. These are used for taking faces, scenery, animals, flower and so on. However, to take a picture with mobile phone has a limit. So I recommend this to you, Olloclip. It is a lens to put on your phone. It has three or four types of functions: fish eye, wide angle and macro. It is a really small to carry. We can buy it for 10,000 yen or less. If you put on this, your camera’s function changes dramatically.

olloclip2olloclipはIphoneのカメラに付けるだけでもっと機能が向上する便利なレンズです!