Nier automata is a gorgeous and disturbing game. I don’t think I’ve seen one with such smooth and varied gameplay. And that music!
Catch it at http://twitch.tv/kratomgaming
I’m getting used to Procreate brushes and layers, finally! Happy with this robot!
In this month's Learned Words newsletter over on #Patreon, a roundup of the #EnglishTeaching & study resources, and an update on various creative projects. What topic or questions would you like covered next?
Blood pressure medication curiosities
Didn’t expect blood pressure meds to do a number of things:
- make me cold through to my core with chills all the time.
- help me breathe deeply, and without pain.
- help me sleep better and need less of it.
- give me a bit more energy (on some days, not all yet though - it’s still early days in the ramped dosage schedule).
What can I do about these terrible chills though?!
Reshuffled the tiers in my Patreon - Chatters now get regular lesson plans, conversations prompts and an extra chat.
I hope these will lighten the prep load of English language teachers. Let me know what resources and topics you want to see!
Researched the legal use of visual media in a commercial setting - I’m convinced 100% of companies could be sued, & microstock sites are honeypots.
- model releases for anyone vaguely identifiable: silhouette/tattoo/birthmark/...
- in the EU, void rights to privacy: GDPR & Personality Rights
- property releases: for *everything* owned
- trademarks scrubbed: those companies don’t endorse you
- copyright-violation-free: books/artwork/photos/...
- current commercial license from original creator
A course here and there, an occasional textbook or audio program, even living here in Germany - none of these really helped German stick in my tired brain.
Only once I started intentionally immersing myself every day, did I start to see huge improvements.
I’ve detailed the tools I have used and currently use in this guest blog post, hosted by LingoDeer.
How fast can you find all of the Australian animals in this #wordsearch?
The fastest was an English teacher in Japan - just 19 minutes!
New word searches and #crosswords are available each month on #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/animals-in-word-28350671
Trying to work out how far up the foot the sock should come before I start on the heel....
New to #knitting - May not have been the best idea to start with toe-up socks as a first ;-)
Here’s one for a travel-themed lesson: https://www.patreon.com/posts/tourist-word-26752211
#teaching - how do you keep teen interest alive in #language classes?
The main problem most students face is motivation/interest. As I’ve taught adults, I’ve found linking activities to their actual interests and fit the target language into their lives. But I haven’t led younger classes in a school setting.
I’m struggling to fit this to a school curriculum - how would you maintain teens’ interest and get them to talk through an entire semester or year when they have multiple classes per week?
Resources for English language teachers & students are now available on my Patreon page.
Lesson plans, puzzles, word games, vocabulary exercises, cheat sheets, conversation prompts and more - I hope to make your teaching preparation easier, conversation classes more successful and studies more enjoyable!
Do you know someone who would find this useful? Please share this link: https://patreon.com/learnedwords
I’m very grateful for your support!
Glad to see Germany will now let me leave and *may* allow me back in without a visa if (when) #Brexit happens, providing I have all possible supporting documentation with me (rental and work contracts, residence permit, tax records, evidence of superannuation payments ... ) and am prepared for long processing times at the border. Because of course, everyone carries these types of documents on holiday!
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