Announcing Travel Tuesdays

A weekly feature on travel and languages

This post is based on a Blogging101 prompt: Develop a regular feature for your blog.

When I read today’s prompt, I didn’t intend to use it. I already had a regular feature of some sort, my weekly reports, and couldn’t imagine starting a new one. Joining a weekly challenge, sure, but I had a hard time coming up with an idea that would be my own. Eventually, though, an idea hit me and I just couldn’t imagine not using it! I won’t start today as it isn’t the right day of the week, but I can start laying out my plan for Travel Tuesdays.
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Make a weekly planner in 10 easy steps

Sticking to it is up to you!

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: teach us how to do something with a how-to lesson.

Remember how there’s no such thing as too much planning? Today I wanted to share my method for making a weekly planner to set aside time for things that matter to me, from work to language learning, including blogging. It isn’t that hard but not everyone knows where to start, so here are some tips.
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On the heart’s part in knowledge acquisition

Why can’t I just answer the damn question?

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: Do you need to have hard-cold facts to believe something, or do you know things with your heart?

Knowledge acquisition

If we only believed with hard-cold facts, there is not much we would accept as true. The way I see it, knowledge comes from two sources: our experience, and accounts of other people’s experience. By “experience”, I mean everything we go through, everything we feel, everything we study closely. And by “accounts”, I mean everything people share about their experience and other people’s experience, whether honestly or dishonestly, and sometimes honestly yet based on dishonest sources.
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I won’t teach you any language…

…but I will teach you how to learn it

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: What is something you know that you could teach another person if given the chance?

Been there, done that

The first answer that crossed my mind was, unsurprisingly, languages – but to be honest, it is something I have already taught. In college, concurrently with my studies, I tutored a few kids and teens who struggled with English at school. One of them needed help with his homework and grammar in general; a science student needed to get a grasp of scientific English; a girl had changed schools so many times that she had never properly learnt the basics.
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