Keep My Word

19歳から旅を始めて、スコットランドで英語を学び、アルゼンチンでスペイン語とタンゴを学び、メキシコではサルサをかじり、オンライン英会話/スペイン語スクールを運営している男のブログです。海外滞在歴10年、50カ国ほどぶらぶらしました。

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Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition

How Krashen would define 'a quality lesson' Language schools and online-English schools often emphasize that they provide 'a quality lesson'. (Our school is one of them too.) What does it really mean? Maybe, you can imagine by reading the …

Public Lecture by the Nobel Prize Winner, Mr Muhammad Yunus

Today, I went to a lecture by Mr Muhammad Yunus, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. That was so impressive; therefore I would like to write the summary of his lecture on this blog. (It may not be accurate because there was no inter…

Step out of your 'comfort zone' and seize something special

These days, every time I talk with the three sisters, Joy, Kaye and Beejay, we discuss 'what the language acquisition is' and share this idea, 'it's not possible to improve a foreign language just by conversing'. I think this is often the …

My learning experience: a quality teacher and a respected teacher

Recently, I've restarted learning languages. Maybe that is why I often try to define 'a quality teacher', wondering why quality teachers are not necessarily respected teachers. When I was still 20 years old, I studied English at a language…

A beautiful sunny day in Mexico and 17 years

It was a beautiful sunny day. I went to a post office to send a postcard to my old friend who ran away with her new boyfriend. She used to be a top model in Japan and I sometimes went to see her when she did some catwalks for international…

Light my fire!........well, I am on fire.

My job is on fire. We have been working with an IT company in Japan for 4 years but they seem to have a lot of conflicts within the company so they are now unable to proceed our new project which was supposed to be done by May 2013. The th…

Why I should go to Buenos Aires : Goodbye to my comfort life in Mexico City.

Sometimes, people ask me whether I miss Japan or not. The answer is No. Why should I miss Japan? I can always go back there if I really want to. You can actually book a ticket for Japan within a minute online then you only have to take a f…

A Simple Learning Strategy: How I've learnt Tango

To be honest with you, I'd had no interest in Tango before I started it. Since I started living in Buenos Aires, I naturally took up Tango as one of my hobbies. Yes, it was just a hobby which was going to kill time and nothing else. At fir…

I am in debt yet life still blossoms

I have mixed feelings towards Buenos Aires. Having lived there for two years, I'm quite hesitant to go back there once again. I have been persuading myself to go back there in Mexico City where I feel very comfortable and have no worries a…

What are you waiting for?

Sometimes, I imagine. If I were 20 now, what I would do? I went to Scotland to study English when I was 19. But these days, you don't have to go abroad to master a foreign language. There are so many Online English schools and language-lea…

Tips for acquiring a foreign language and the outcome of it.

2 months passed. Originally, I was going to spend a few days in Mexico City yet somehow I'm still here. For 2 months, I've already made circle of friends and we hang out quite often. My days are filled with a lot of parties and dinner with…

Recovering from the disaster and Tokyo Olympics in 2020

7 years from now.What will you have done? Where are you going to be? The only thing I'm sure is that I'll be in Tokyo in 2020 and watch the Olympics. We still remember 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.It was the biggest tragedy for most …

My Dear Dysfunctional Family

One of my female friends sent me an email saying that she ditched her boyfriend for a new guy. The thing is that they had been together for nearly two decades. Life is interesting indeed. It just reminds me of my parents who have been keep…

Life is like a betting game

Today is my birthday. I'm now 39 years old.......I should have a family, kids and get a life insurance or something. But instead of doing them, I'm in Mexico City and having so much fun. Generally speaking, once you hit 30, life becomes bo…

Think forward not backward

Most people wonder when I tell them that I'm running an English Online school. They usually think that I am an English teacher and am just managing my schedule or something. Unfortunately, I'm incapable of teaching anything because I'm ver…

About online English schools in Japan: I'm working in a very interesting industry

Last night, I was reading some tweets and found a very interesting tweet about an online English school in Japan: 3 minute lesson! No need to study English! An instant English lesson! (Sorry, it sounds weird but that's the way they write a…

What do you mean by being an entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is an individual who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so.(Wikipedia) The other day, I was talking to a Dutch guy who told me that he was an entrepreneur. But what actually he d…