Just say it: Don’t worry about your accent

  I always think that worrying about our accents when we are learning languages, it is indeed a waste of time, which will only extend and delay our learning process unnecessarily. At the beginning, we just need to practice, talk to yourself in front of the mirror, talk to yourself while you are jogging. In…

Mr Abe, can Mario Bros fix Fukushima?

At Rio Olympic closing ceremony, I saw Japanese prime minister, Shinto Abe, emerging from a pipe, trying to emulate video games’ hero “Mario Bros.” And against my own will, I have to admit that it was very hard not to feel proud to belong, somehow, to this land. And although I would like to congratulate…

Misunderstanding Katakana

The Japanese language is a beautiful, even poetic, and yet enigmatic language. An ancient language composed of three alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Although some people might say that the Japanese language has evolved, therefore, now, we have four alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and the (English) alphabet. I want to explain traditional things here 🙂 so…

英語を習うのためのプラス思考

I know is not Tuesday, but I would like to humbly introduce to my very first book “英語を習うのためのプラス思考” (Positive thinking to learn English”  In this book I reflect my ideas about teaching and ESL,  bringing them to live through Taro, which is the name of the little character that illustrates the book, which drew all…