Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Polish Death Camps Term in Obama Speech

Presumed innocent until proven guilty.  That’s what I think about the term Polish Concentration Camps used by President Obama in his speech commemorating and awarding a Polish WWII (World War Two) freedom fighter. 

This unfortunate phrase has a history almost as long as the Nazi camps in Poland.

In Poland?

Monday, May 21, 2012

How Does the Sell in May and Go Away Principle Work in American English Learning?

There is a saying in the US financial markets world.  It goes like this.  Sell in May and go away! 

Now, with the end of the school/ academic year approaching one could use the same principle in foreign language learning.  Unless it is the subject of your elementary, middle or high school or under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate studies, of course.  Then you may want to drop everything else and concentrate on your language studies.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What Learning to Speak American English and Muscle Memory Have in Common?

There are a number of ways to your desired American English language proficiency level.  First of all you should know and set up your highest priorities.  Depending on your goals you should take different routes to achieve them.

Do you know the phrase: practice makes perfect?


Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting Back to Work After Long Weekends

Long weekends are a lot of fun.  Returning to work after a few days off is a completely different story.  How to deal with the back to work syndrome?  Is there anything to mitigate the pain of forced labor?  Actually, I don’t think so.  You just gotta get thru the back to work transition as if you were going through the flu recovery.  Another long weekend is coming again, sooner or later.  Sometimes it feels like much, much later.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Getting Ready for Summer Jobs in Schools and Colleges in US and Poland

How are students getting ready for summer vacation and jobs in the USA?
First of all students are looking for ways to make money when they are off from school.  It would be best to get a job in the field, that is, a job related to their current or planned education and eventually profession or trade.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Constitution Day in Poland and USA

Constitution Days are celebrated in numerous countries all over the world as a sign of appreciation for the "funding document” of their political system.
The US Constitution Day is observed on a fixed date - on September, the 17th, unlike most American holidays, which are set on a specific weekday, instead.