Monday, June 22, 2015

Reflection Paper

This course is my first time learn English by computer. I never join other CALL course before. When I knew CALL class, I am very curious. How computer could assisted Language learning? By YouTube? Or else I didn’t know. In course, I gradually learn a lot of project which assisted Language learning. For example, Self-blog, Talks on TED, MY ET and Open Course Ware. Every topic interested me. Learn language become interesting and easy. A lot of website could improve my listening and my pronunciation. Actually, both listening and pronunciation are the worst in my English. Therefore, this course assist me knew the new way to improve my English ability.

Actually, I never share myself-view on the internet. In particular, use English to express own ideas. When I set up my own blog, I didn’t have idea on my first article which is Introduce yourself. Even this topic is very simple. I still spend many time on this article. Because I am not used to express own view by English. Day by day, I wrote more comments, the more able to express own view by English. Every time I carry-out my new article, I felt a sense of accomplishment. Although I am not very good at English. But one day I hope that I able to write a depth-sentence in English.

Second project influenced me is Talks on TED. This website I never heard before. My English listening is not very good from the past. Talks on TED share many talk’s speeches. Each speech has meaningful. Beside learn English also can reflect on the speaker wanted to convey the idea. Talks on TED is very useful website that has a variety of language subtitles could assist us learn more easily.

Whether blog or website, I will continue to be used after the end of the CALL course. Also other project that I learn in CALL class. I would not use the computer to learn English in the past. Now I know how computer could assisted Language learning. I am glad that I choose CALL course. When I confused how I could improve my English, CALL course solve my trouble. In the future I will change my language learning behavior. Begin to use computers to help me learn English. The most important is learning resources are around us that is Network information.

Friday, June 5, 2015

#7 OCW

     I haven't heard opencourseware before. Through CALL course I learn it is good website to help us study by English. OCW not only helps us to learn English also can learn a lot of knowledge. Include a lot of course such as Architecture and Planning,Engineering,Science, Management......etc. Now I know this useful website.I will ues OCW when I learn English by myself. I think my English will improve very soon.

Friday, May 15, 2015

#6 Talks on TED

List the title : Graduation…now what?(The key to success?Grit)
Speaker : Angela Lee Duckworth
Link :

  When we was student, we always compare who is more intelligent. But actually, IQ was not the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. However, grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Regardless of we are in school or in the Workplace. Grit is most important characteristics. If you want to succeed, you need more grit even if you are intelligent. Maybe I am not good at study but more grit could help me make up for my lack of studying talent.
This talk recommend to you.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

#5 My life story (Steve Jobs’ Talk)

When I was 10 years old. My mom was very hard woman because my dad was cheated in business. Although my mom was tired everyday at that time but she still care about her family. She is very close to me and she picked me up when I were finished school everyday. But one day,my dad picked me up. I were very confused. My dad told me my mom get cancer. I was astonish. I couldn't believe why she get cancer. I scared she would leave me. I praied everyday. Soon after we knew this bad news,my mom has surgery. Fortunately,surgery was very successful. She is fine now. Because this is event I cherish life and my family now. Life let us love people who is important for us. We need to cherish our life.

Friday, April 24, 2015

#4 Steve Jobs's talk

If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. right now, the new is you.

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

#3 Podcast !!!

I think podcast is a very good learning resource. You can learn English by English. It will be make you improve very quickly. I used to use some English book before. But it can't improve my listening. Now I know the podcast could as a learning resource. And it is very effective. Internet always can help us to learn.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

#2 Walking or cycling to work 'improves well-being from BBC News(vocabulary)

Well-being   the state of feeling healthy and happy  

People doing yoga benefit from an increased feeling of well-being.

Suggested   suggest the necessity of an intervention ; in medicine 

Her expression suggested pleasure. 

Reinforces   it provides more proof or support for it and makes it seem true   

The final technical report into the accident reinforces the findings of initial investigations.

Correspondingly   resulting from something else 

Company losses were 50 per cent worse than in the corresponding period last year.

Disruption   the act of causing disorder   

The accident on the main road through town is causing widespread disruption for motorists.

I think English-English dictionary is better than English-Chinese dictionary.
It's more clear and seldom understand wrong way.If I can be used to English-English dictionary , I think my English will improve faster than use English-Chinese dictionary.
I will try when I study English .