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Study Shows How to Study for Optimum Results

Posted by Lori Goldman on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, In : Study Skills 

A study done at Tufts University in Massachusetts looked at the best ways to recall information and retain it for longer.  There are techniques you can use to improve your marks and feel less stressed about studying.

Amy Smith is a graduate student and lead author of the study. "I would recommend always reviewing your material first … and then give yourself practice tests. Read your notes maybe once or twice and then push them aside and make yourself remember as much as you can," Smith said....

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Travel opens the mind and helps with language learning

Posted by Lori Goldman on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Study Skills 
One thing that is great about going to a new place is practicing a foreign language.  

You can practice a new language and not be embarrassed because those people don't know you and will never see you again.
You don't feel as shy to ask a stranger for advice or help.
You can feel more open and adventurous when you are exploring a place you know nothing about.  

What a great feeling of freedom!

Take a bus to a section of town that looks interesting. Wander around with no plan.  Keep your eyes and e...
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A Vowel Chart to help with Reading and Pronunciation

Posted by Lori Goldman on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Study Skills 
thompson vowel chart wksh blank pdf

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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