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Rainy season is over
The rainy season has ended and it has become real summer. The sounds of summer insects and summer birds singing, seasonal flowers, refreshing meals, a gathering of people, and big laughter. People come and go in the distance, going to meet the people they ought to or want to see.
Rainy season is over
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Fujimi's WE and ELF class
from
Kanazawa, Japan
Sat Jul 22 2023 08:03:36 GMT+0300 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Japanese English education
To study English is very difficult for Japanese people because we need to understand other cultures, and get high scores in exam. For Japanese students, it is little like an obligation to study a foreign language. I don't like this culture of study in Japan. We ought to change this.
Japanese English education
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Fujimi Tanaka
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Sat Jun 18 2022 04:02:34 GMT+0300 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Keza Macdonald, on the BBC Radio 4 program 'Origins of the Metaverse'
Keza Macdonald, Archive on 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00159td, explains: 'There are people who live in areas of the world where they can't express themselves for whatever reasons and virtual worlds can be a place where they can actually be themselves, in fact more authentically than they can in the real world.' https://twitter.com/kezamacdonald?lang=en
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Keza Macdonald, on the BBC Radio 4 program 'Origins of the Metaverse'
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Thu Mar 17 2022 07:28:25 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

50 to 2000 words in the L-Shaped Room
In the novel 'the L-shaped Room' by Lynne Reid Banks which examines the stigma of unmarried pregnancy in pre-pill, pre-Abortion Act Britain, the character Toby is determined to write just fifty words in order to kickstart his career as a writer. He accomplished this and ended up writing 2000 words.
50 to 2000 words in the L-Shaped Room
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Sun Mar 13 2022 10:51:25 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

eggs are fun
;k; ;lk;k; ;k;lk;lk;k ;lkk;k ;kllk ;lklk;l k;lk;lk ;lk;lk; kkk kk kkkkkkk 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
eggs are fun
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Zayed university
from
TASMAN
Fri Mar 04 2022 14:48:30 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

'Less Is More in College Students' Writing in Jordan
Celine Kamhieh (2020: 56) describes how Jordanian students were introduced to academic writing at university through ESSs. She found that focusing on quality not quantity helped university students to gain a firm foundation in writing, minimise error, become more confident and motivated and discover agency and their voice as writers.
'Less Is More in College Students' Writing in Jordan
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 09:51:08 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Studies of ESS themes composed in the UAE & Japan: Matsubara (2016), and Alzeer & Amin (2020)
Matsubara (2016), explains corpora comprising ESSs may be used to compare lives of students living in very different countries, UAE and Japan. Alzeer & Amin (2020), examine deep implications of ESSs from UAE to uncover themes defining self and women to isolation, love, disappointment, dreams, rebellion, identity loss, and modernity.
Studies of ESS themes composed in the UAE & Japan: Matsubara (2016), and Alzeer & Amin (2020)
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 08:07:39 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Explorations into ESS Pedagogy and Growing ESS Corpora
Honna & Takeshita (2014, pp. 73-76) are optimistic about a pedagogy surrounding ESSs which provides ‘a ripple of hope in ELT’ since this focuses on English as a self-expressive language. Amin & Hassall (forthcoming), recommend compiling ESS corpora created by students from different cultures as a resource for further research.
Explorations into ESS Pedagogy and Growing ESS Corpora
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
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Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 06:18:16 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Patricia Ryan ABU-WARDEH: Using the Extremely Short Story to Teach Language
Abu-Wardeh (2006: 80), provides model ESSs, from her own reading and life-experience, for her Arabic-using students to emulate. She suggests: "The difficulty of achieving the narrative in the fifty-word limit results in truly authentic grammar dicussions, a world away from the disembodied and meaningless exercises that usually accompany grammar lessons."
Patricia Ryan ABU-WARDEH: Using the Extremely Short Story to Teach Language
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 04:51:28 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Professor Nobuyuki Honna invites everyone to join ESSC in 50 words.とは: https://gbcj.jp/essc/
In writing an Extremely Short Story, all you have to do is to say what you think and what you feel in whatever English you have at command. You will be surprised how imaginative and creative you can be in this endeavor. You are working on your “new” you. Congratulations!
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Professor Nobuyuki Honna invites everyone to join ESSC in 50 words.とは: https://gbcj.jp/essc/
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 02:58:32 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ): https://gbcj.jp/
People around the world use a variety of Englishes that are unique to each country, and the Japanese "Japanese English" is one example. GBCJ considers this view of English to be extremely important for Japanese companies to expand their business globally, and will develop four business strategies including the ESSC.
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Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ): https://gbcj.jp/
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 02:36:40 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Procedure for using this 50-word ESS APP: https://ess-practice.rum-morris.site/
1. Student-authors login to https://ess-practice.rum-morris.site/ 2. Student-authors respond to teacher's stimulus and manipulate their meanings to write exactly 50 words on https://ess-practice.rum-morris.site/ and SUBMIT 3. Teacher helps negotiate meaning and EDIT from MY STORIES 4. Teacher displays ESS prominently (print or online) 5. Contact PJHassall@gmail.com for your dedicated site develpment
Procedure for using this 50-word ESS APP: https://ess-practice.rum-morris.site/
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Fri Mar 04 2022 00:09:27 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

The 50-word Extremely Short Story (ESS) APP: Benefits for Language Teachers
The 50-word ESS APP at https://ess-practice.rum-morris.site/stories provides a strictly constrained egalitarian discourse arena which forces students to manipulate chunks of their individual creative writing to fulfill the exact 50-word requirement prior to submission. This uses students' real-time mental processing, emphasizes language choice, minimises plagiarism and is suitable for virtual classrooms.
The 50-word Extremely Short Story (ESS) APP: Benefits for Language Teachers
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan (GBCJ)
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Thu Mar 03 2022 23:20:06 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

EXACTLY 50 words
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EXACTLY 50 words
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Thu Mar 03 2022 06:06:43 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

A Thousand Words
An Extremely Short Story [ESS] is 50 words long. How can you go wrong! You can choose any topic and write ‘fact or fiction; poetry or prose'. Also ask your advisor for help and support to become a new 50-word expert! Remember: ‘a picture is worth 1,000 words'! Just try!
A Thousand Words
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Thu Mar 03 2022 05:59:21 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

First or last?
If you are eating a meal, do you eat your favorite food first or last? Some people eat the food they like most first. I suppose they feel they should eat it before it disappears. Others leave their favorite food to last because it leaves them with a good taste.
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First or last?
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Wed Mar 02 2022 07:25:42 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

'Cognitive Signalling:' Victor Borge's "Phonetic Punctuation"
Victor Borge uses sounds made with his mouth and lips accompanied by hand gestures to portray various punctuation marks in stories. Mime, gestures, signing and sounds, such as Borge's "Phonetic Punctuation" comprise 'cognitive signalling' which requires students-clients to activate their own Linguistic resources to determine appropriate language items and order.
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'Cognitive Signalling:' Victor Borge's "Phonetic Punctuation"
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In association with Global Business Communication Japan
from
Tasman, South Island, New Zealand
Mon Feb 28 2022 05:29:25 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)

Feedback via 'cognitive signalling' for language teachers and cats
Teachers using, what we term 'cognitive signalling' - non-verbal gestures and signs increases focus on language to provide feedback. Counting numbers of letters on fingers and giving hints about initial, final or middle letters by signing can make words memorable. This Facebook cat is signing 'hungry' to the deaf man.