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Word of the day: lockdown

So after weeks of umming and ahing, it's finally happened: the UK has been placed on lockdown. It's strange to find myself describing daily life here using a phrase I used to mainly associate with prisons: if there has been…

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Back to school Part 2: TomAYto TomARto

In my last post, I described two basic routes to learning language as a means of communication. At this point, I should reiterate that what I am talking about here are not routes to any real kind of fully-functional fluency.…

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