Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year 2014

On the last day of 2013,  I wish you all the best in the coming year.  I will continue posting on Do-It-Yourself learning, and other subjects time permitting.

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DIY World English

Readers of an English Language blog such as this obviously have no need for this series of books, but this series, as far as I know, are the last remaining books in print from the “Through Pictures” series.  Ironically, this … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: French Through Pictures

Here is the French edition of the “Through Pictures” series.  I bought this book used recently  from Amazon to compare it with the Spanish book.  It was published in 1974.  You can see, if you click on the cover, that … Continue reading

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Do-It_Yourself Learning: Languages through Stick figure Pictures

This book brings back fond memories.  My father got this book from a friend back in the 1950’s.  It was published in 1953.  Note the 35 cent price on the book!  Used copies are now selling for as much as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings

On my Grandmother’s 123rd  birthday and my Uncle Eddie’s 103rd birthday, I wish you in Grandma’s native Swedish God Jul.  This was a happy day in my childhood.

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: How a Sixteen Year Old High School Student designed and built his own wooden home on wheels for $12,000.

As they used to say on Monty Python, “And now for something completely different.” I wanted to write about something else as a break between techniques for learning languages. I saw this article  at Off Grid World while looking for something … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Language Learning: What do others who have tried the Lomb Method say about it?

The blogger at Language Fixation  says that he has used it successfully in German but had trouble with Swedish.  In Swedish, he chose Stieg Larsson’s book  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish title: Man som hatter kvinnor  which literally … Continue reading

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Hope and Prayers

My hope and prayers go out to Arapahoe High School senior Claire Davis reported to be fighting for her life after having been shot in the Colorado school shooting. Monday morning update:  Although she is still in critical condition, she … Continue reading

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An announcement about email subscriptions to this blog

I am very much flattered by the interest some have shown in this blog.  I already mentioned the beginnings of this blog as a way to distribute assignments to students of my college political science classes.  Then, once I retired, … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: A huge aid to learning French using the Lomb method

Much to my delight, as I was looking for “a” solution to the problem of how to bridge written French to spoken French, I found “the” solution for my choice of  books using the Lomb method.  Youtube poster MrRudyLopez2000 posted … Continue reading

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