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Three-sided cards in Anki

Three-sided cards are actually one of the reasons Anki was created. Learners of Japanese need to connect words and sentences with at least two aspects of Japanese first a symbol and second its pronunciation. In fact those of Japanese are faced with more than one set of symbols (kan’ji,hiragana and katakana) making four or even five – sided cards desirable.
I use three-sided cards to help extend and maintain my vocabulary here Galicia; a bilingual part of Spain.

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How to make a vocabulary heavy lesson more fun

I want to describe practical steps one can take in a class to make vocabulary classe a little more fun. As we all know, vocabulary should really be taught from within a context; either hidden within a range of activities and exercises, or presented in small, closely...

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How to integrate Anki into the classroom

How to integrate Anki into the classroom Tools: Computer connected to: some sort of screen, projector or whiteboard Anki SRS(https://apps.ankiweb.net) Aims Lesson Aims: Make students consider and take notice of new words Make learning of vocabulary more fun Dedicate...

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I was in the local newspaper yesterday

Somehow and for some reason the El Progresso de Lugo newspaper noticed my LLX meetings and conducted and interview with me and some of the atendees. The article was published yesterday, Sunday the 28th of August. Sadly there's no online version available. Also the...

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LLX website 2.0

The website for my LLX, my weekly language and cultural exchange has reached the point I'd call "2.0" Any additions I'll be making in the coming months will only be to content. I have to share more of the answers to my word albums, add a section for press coverage and...

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Me world, world, me

This is the first  entry in my blog. I don't yet have a theme for the blog. I'm kind hoping there isn't one, if that's possible. It's just a place to put my thoughts into words. Grammar and syntax are not the priority

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