Titan Quest looks fun, very subtle history introduction throughout. Looking for a chill stream? Drop by and say hi to Frodo!
twitch.tv/fr0d0xtxbagg1ns

Nier Automata Fan Art 

Another Nier Automata sketch in Procreate - I love this game! And the music is incredible!

See it live at twitch.tv/kratomgaming today

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 twitch.tv/kratomgaming

I’m getting used to Procreate brushes and layers, finally! Happy with this robot!

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - a good intro to both Dragon Quest stories *and* Minecraft? What do you think?

Stop by and say hi and let me know if you agree in chat :-)

twitch.tv/kratomgaming

Twitch has been fab for maintaining social connections during isolation and when low on spoons.

Come and stop by, say hi and vote on KratomGaming's next game - 250 followers, congrats! 🐉💚 twitch.tv/kratomgaming

‪Been playing in Procreate learning to create dragon icons for my friend - it ain’t as easy as I thought! ‬

‪See them in use at twitch.tv/KratomGaming

In this month's Learned Words newsletter over on , a roundup of the & study resources, and an update on various creative projects. What topic or questions would you like covered next?

patreon.com/posts/february-202

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?!

Day three of a severe headache that has ruined my sight. The scaled display setting makes text larger, but form fields don’t change size. Ermmmmm

A dodgy cervical spine makes everything so much harder to do. I wonder if fusing c1-3 would actually work? Not that anyone would suggest that - in this area, homeopathy is king.

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!

patreon.com/learnedwords

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.

blog.lingodeer.com/best-way-to

How fast can you find all of the Australian animals in this ?

The fastest was an English teacher in Japan - just 19 minutes!

New word searches and are available each month on - patreon.com/posts/animals-in-w

Trying to work out how far up the foot the sock should come before I start on the heel....

New to - May not have been the best idea to start with toe-up socks as a first ;-)

Looking for easy or activities for homework tasks? Word search puzzles and crosswords work well to familiarize students with new vocabulary.

Here’s one for a travel-themed lesson: patreon.com/posts/tourist-word

Grrr at health setbacks 

A rough week, full of ibuprofen and PPIs. Fluid on the lungs, shingles, and a pinched nerve at just the right spot in the spine feel roughly the same. Kinda glad it was the pinched nerve, even though it was more painful.

#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: 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) 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!

Show more
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!